Affluent 18th century Americans deemed it essential to own a high chest of drawers, and double chest of such superior quality as this reproduction would have been a prized possession. Its style and form are unmistakably of Connecticut origin, circa 1770-1775. The vigorous, deep-cut carving of the flame finial and the unusual volute form in the ogee feet are features associated with the Norwich cabinetwork of Benjamin Burnham. The fact that Burnham was acquainted with Newport cabinetmakers and served his apprenticeship in Philadelphia is reflected in the excellence of the well developed fan carving and flora rosettes.
Cherry Veneer Bonnet Top.
Width: 39" Depth: 19 3/4" Height: 78"
Finial Height: 82 1/2".
Width: 37 1/2" Depth: 19"