10 Pieces of Early American Furniture You Should Know

Boston Commode

In 1809, cabinetmaker Thomas Seymour charged the princely sum of $80 for this knock-out chest-of-drawers. Its expert veneer work, carving, and painted decoration are a testament to the skill of several master craftsmen.

Thomas Seymour, Boston, Massachusetts, 1809. Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts (1923.19).

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