Queen Anne flat-top high chest
Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1760
Walnut, maple, white pine, with original brasses, 69 x 38 x 19 inches
This is a classic example of a flat-top Queen Anne high chest made in Salem, Massachusetts, having the signature attributes of a distinctively scalloped apron with central diamond cut-out, spurred knee returns, and elegantly shaped cabriole legs with pad feet. This particular apron design is one of the most beautiful made in colonial America and occurs on a small number of Salem high chests regarded as the best of kind.