America, Connecticut, 18th Century / High chest of drawers / c. 1770-1785America, Connecticut, 18th Century
High chest of drawers
c. 1770-1785

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Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Name-CRT: America, Connecticut, 18th Century
Title: High chest of drawers
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1770
Creation End Date: 1785
Creation Date: c. 1770-1785
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture and woodwork
Materials and Techniques: cherry and pine
Dimensions: Overall: 202cm x 98cm x 52.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2000.199
Credit Line: Gift of Lillian and Derek Ostergard in honor of Charles and Norma Shirk
Context: The style of this chest, generally termed Queen Anne, was introduced into American furniture from England in the first half of the 18th century. Connecticut, however, was a bit behind the times, so this gracefully designed piece was probably made at the time of the Revolution, or slightly later. The chest also features some technical details typical of furniture from this region. It is made of cherry wood that was stained dark. Its surface was also patterned to look like the wood graining of mahogany, the expensive tropical wood that was used when pieces such as this were made in metropolitan centers like Boston or New York.
AMICA ID: CMA_.2000.199
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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