High chest of drawers, 1730–50 Boston Walnut, walnut veneer, white pine; 90 x 44 x 22 1/4 in. (228.6 x 111.8 x 56.5 cm) Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909 (10.125.62) In the 1730s, Boston cabinetmakers transformed the traditional flat-topped, turned-leg, William and Mary–style high chest into the scroll-topped, cabriole-leg Queen Anne version. The best examples of this uniquely American design have carved-and-gilded shells and delicate inlaid stars.
THE POTTS FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED & HIGHLY FIGURED MAHOGANY SCROLL-TOP DESK-AND-BOOKCASE WITH BUST OF JOHN LOCKE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Circa 1770 - Appears to retain its original finial bust of John Locke & brass casters. Rich brown color. Although always fitted with mirrored doors, the mirror plates may not be original. Height 115 1/2 in. by Width 42 3/4 in. by Depth 24in.