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Object Name Highboy
Artist Joseph Davis
Date 1738
Place of Origin Portsmouth, NH
Description 75 3/4” high. Walnut, walnut veneer. Tall flat-topped high-boy chest; walnut with herringbone inlay and crotch-walnut drawers. Chamfered front legs, straight back legs. 12 drawers in all.

In two parts: The upper case with applied molding above a concave molded drawer; the case with three short drawers above four long graduated drawers; the walnut veneered drawer faces with herringbone cross banding. The lower case with an arrangement of two short drawers over three short drawers, above a shaped apron with applied beading and two central drops.
Accession Number 1991.191