Not too far from the world’s largest chest of drawers in High Point is…another giant chest: the World’s Largest Highboy Chest of drawers in Jamestown, North Carolina.
In contrast to the cartoonish quality of it’s big neighbor, this giant chest features a sleek, ornamental look that would fit in to any giant’s traditional home. It also feels right at home in North Carolina, a state known for its production of high quality of furniture and High Point, the furniture capital of the world. With its over-the-top lifelike design, it’s a pinnacle of Jamestown North Carolina tourism
What is a highboy? A high boy chest is a tall chest of drawers with a legged base. It might also be referred to as a tallboy or chest-on-stand.
Constructed in 1999, the impressive eighty-five foot tall by forty-foot wide dresser that makes up the facade to Furnitureland South (which bills itself as the world’s largest furniture store) in Jamestown, North Carolina is the world’s largest replica of an 18th century Highboy chest. The giant chest of drawers was built when the store expanded, opening a 420,000 square foot showroom called “The Mart.”
The world’s largest highboy dresser was designed by High Point furniture designer Sid Lenger. It was then traced and carved into foam from which a team from Central Carolina Interiors carved the design.
This giant 18th century highboy is a must-stop on your North Carolina road trip after you’ve seen the other drawers and the big Duncan Phyfe Chair (or if you need a place to stash your world’s largest underwear!)
World’s Largest Highboy Chest
Address: Furnitureland South, 5635 Riverdale Dr., Jamestown, North Carolina
Hours: Business hours, gates might be closed when store is closed, see website for opening hours.
Cost: Free to see.