Luxury Design, Past & Present
This chest probably was crafted in the Boston area. This form is known as reverse serpentine where the front displays outer convex curves with a concave center section. The chest is fitted with brass batwing brasses and bail handles and is raised on ball and claw feet with a shaped apron and shell carved center.
Literature (for a similar example): Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, p. 135. c. 1750-80