Chest-on-ChestMade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Thomas Gross, Jr., American, 1775 - 1839
Mahogany, yellow poplar, yellow pine; brass
1983-167-1a,bGift of Mrs. Leslie Legum, 1983
LabelThomas Gross was a freed African American cabinetmaker who operated a shop in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, where he designed and made monumental case pieces such as this chest-on-chest. He also maintained a thriving business as an undertaker, a profession many cabinetmakers practiced on the side.
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