A high chest comprising one chest on top of another, with
7 or more full width drawers and a top pair of half width
drawers. The top chest is generally slightly narrower than
the lower one.
Tall boys are also known as chests. They were introduced in
the early 18th century and derived from a chest on a stand-
a chest of drawers on a stand like a low boy.
This intricately carved tall boy belongs to the French colonial
era. It is a striking sample of the sturdy yet delicate workmanship.
Carved out entirely of Burmese teak wood, it is laced with
exquisitely carved rose wood decorative paneling. The double
door of glass inside and wood outside on the top chest makes
this tall boy a unique and rare piece of furniture.