walnut Queen Anne chest made in rural Pennsylvania probably dates as late as
1800. In the rural parts of the American
Colonies and in the United States, it was common for furniture forms that were
once in fashion in London to continue to be made fifty years later in the small
towns and rural areas. The slim columns
on this chest are reminiscent of columns seen on clocks made in the later part
of the 18th century in the United States. The Queen Anne form dominated London from
1720 to 1755. In the Colonies/United
States, it was popular from 1730 to 1800.
chest is in very good repair for a period antique.