Birch, maple, chestnut
Overall: 70 x 36 x 19 1/2 in. ( 177.8 x 91.4 x 49.5 cm )
Queen Anne high chest of drawers in two parts; upper case has a flat top with cornice molding and five graduated drawers; lower case has one long drawer over three drawers in line (two square-fronted drawers flanking a rectangular center drawer) with a cyma-curved front skirt, ogee-curved side skirts and cabriole legs with pad feet; possibly original brass hardware.
According to tradition, this high chest is made from wood from the orchard of General Israel Putnam (1718-1790) in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Stylistically, it is consistent with case furniture made in southeastern Connecticut.
Gift of Mrs. Benjamin M. Norman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.