Langley Boardman Chest

Langley Boardman was a successful cabinetmaker and businessman in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the late 18th and early 19th century and this chest typifies his style of work and use of contrasting veneers. Lots of veneered chests with three panel draws were made in the Southern Maine and coastal New Hampshire area. Many used local woods such as flame birch to imitate satinwood. I used satinwood and many other exotic veneers in this reverse-serpentine front example.