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Chest-on-chest

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The chest-on-chest is in two cases. The lower case is blocked, the blocking with rounded upper corners. The line of the blocking carries down through the two base moldings and into the shaped brackets of the claw and ball feet, which have delicate talons. There is a central drop on the skirt,...

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Provenance

Bequeathed to the Museum in 1904 as a "high-boy" by Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904) of Boston, an artist in oil, pastel, and watercolor of landscapes, still lifes, and portraits; designer of book covers, and stained glass (Accession Date December 16, 1904)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah W. Whitman

about 1775–80

Object Place

Probably Marblehead or Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 40

Dimensions

232.4 x 105.4 x 63.2 cm (91 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 24 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1727

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes