The tall proportions of this chest on chest are enhanced by its restrained design that focuses on an elongated broken-neck pediment with lobed terminals, fluted and engaged quarter columns, and tall vigorously-shaped and splayed ogee bracket feet. Of particular interest is the splayed angle of the ogee bracket feet and the manner in which the rear element of the rear feet dovetails to the side facing. This technique is seen with some regularity in cabinetmaking shops in Hartford County and Colchester (see Thomas P. Kugelman and Alice K. Kugelman, with Robert Lionetti, Connecticut Valley Furniture, Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800 (Hartford, 2005), pp. 161, 221 and 231).
Typical throughout Connecticut was the use of quarter columns, and similarly executed moldings, which can be seen variously on case pieces from East Windsor, Hartford, Colchester, Springfield, Glastonbury, Farmington Valley, East Haven and Wallingford, and possibly others as well. The combination of these features and the widespread dissemination throughout Connecticut prevents a more specific attribution.