CHEST 1680-1830 (The Antiques Dictionary) Taken from Antiques directory By Judith & Martin Miller
The American chest of drawers developed quickly during the late 17th century. A Chippendale curly maple is a fine example of this early period and consists of three drawers, the lower two being deep with applied mouldings. Whereas the Chippendale cherry wood show the rapid transformation into the popular two short and three long drawers’ arrangement, the drawers fronts being plain. See pictures of Chippendale, William & Mary walnut 1690, A Queen Anne 1755, Chippendale 1760 below.
Chippendale 1760 William & Mary 1690 Queen Anne 1755