Chest-on-chest

Mahogany, yellow poplar, yellow pine, white pine | 200 x 114.9cm | 1760-90

Unknown Artist

Until its acquisition by the Museum, this chest remained in the great landholding Van Rensselaer family of Albany, New York. Note the wide cornice, canted-and-fluted corners, front claw feet with carved knees, and ogee-bracket rear feet—all typical o...
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