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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine




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