Greene · Newport
mahogany, 41½"h, 37½"w, 20"d
An example of a Newport chest of drawers in a simple, flat-front design with ogee feet. From an original by Christopher and/or a young John Townsend, and proof again that the elegance of Newport designs lies in proportion and line rather than ornament.
This chest has dovetail joinery throughout with through dovetails visible on the top of the case. The original was made in figured maple, but it is equally attractive in mahogany and other woods (figured maple and cherry below)
The original, having lost its feet, was once thought to have been the top of a highboy. Enough of the outlines of the original feet were visible to determine it was in fact a chest, and the only one of its kind. The feet were restored and it is in service as a chest of drawers today.
similar example: Greene p. 229