1954.0507 Chest, High chest
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Chest of drawers (High chest)

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  • Place of Origin:

    South Windsor, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America

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  • Materials:

    Maple, soft; Pine, yellow; Brass; Paint

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Object Number


Object Name

Chest of drawers (High chest)



Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

South Windsor, Connecticut, New England, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; on left side, upper left corner;; "1736" inscribed (in yellow paint)
2. Inscription; inside left drawer, lower case; inscribed (in pencil); "JH," "L", (illegible) and "H"
3. Label; inside upper case bottom drawer and lower case center drawer; on modern gummed paper label with dark blue border : "CONNECTICUT TERCENTENARY" inscribed (in dark blue ink); also inscribed (in black ink) on same label: "C.T. 296B/ Mrs. Olive A. Jones/ for Jones Estate".


Maple, soft; Pine, yellow; Brass; Paint

Dimensions (inches)

61 (H) , 41.375 (W) , 25.625 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

154.94 (H) , 105.093 (W) , 65.088 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW and OD is at knees.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Cummings, J. L. 10//1938 Painted Chests from the Connecticut Valley. Antiques. 192-193.
Discusses three other similarly painted examples from the Windsor area iincluding the high chest in the Met’s collection.
[Book] Downs, Joseph & du Pont, Henry Francis. 1952 American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: Downs, no. 186
[Book] Fales, Dean A. Jr., et al. 1972 American Painted Furniture, 1660-1880.
Published: p. 62.
[Book] Heckscher, Morrison H. 1985 American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art II Late Colonial Period: The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles.
Pages 234-235. Catalogues the comparable chest in the Met’s collection. This example shares
[Article] Hummel, Charles F. 06//1970 Queen Anne and Chippendale Furniture in the Henry Francis du Pont Museum, Part 1. Antiques. 97 (6)
Published: 897
[Book] Kugelman, Thomas P., et al. 2005 Connecticut Valley Furniture : Eliphalet Chapin and his contemporaries, 1750-1800.
Published: No. 1, p. 19
[Article] Kugelman, Thomas P., et al. 03//1993 The Hartford Case Furniture Survey. Maine Antiques Digest.
Published: p. 146
[Book] Richards, Nancy E. & Evans, Nancy Goyne. 1997 New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.
Published: cat. no. 161, pp. 311-313
[Book] Stiles, Henry R. 1893 The History of Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut.
Provides detailed genealogical histories of colonial families located in Windsor,
Published: First National Bank of Hartford advertisement, Antiques 50, no. 3 (September 1946): 147;
[Article] Zea, Philip. 1995 "Diversity and Regionalism in Rural New England Furniture". American Furniture. 1995: 69-112.
Published: Fig. 23