Artist unknown / Highboy / 1730 - 1740Artist unknown
1730 - 1740

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Highboy
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1730
Creation End Date: 1740
Creation Date: 1730 - 1740
Creation Place: Massachusettes; Boston
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Materials and Techniques: walnut, maple, white pine as a secondary wood
Dimensions: H.65 x W.37-1/2 x D.21 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 84.52
Credit Line: The Driscoll Art Accessions Endowment Fund and The Julia B. Bigelow Fund

This piece, a very early example of the Queen Anne style in the American colonies, is very successfully conceived. Because of the sophistication of its proportions and the sensitive handling of the legs, it is likely that this high chest was made in Boston, which was the style center of the American colonies from the first settlement until the 1730s and 1740s. A factor that influenced its purchase by the Institute is its complete documentation: it descended in the Kimbell family of Ipswich, Massachusetts.

AMICA ID: MIA_.84.52
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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