American Highboy, circa 1740-1790 – SOLD

Pictured here is a most exciting American highboy, circa 1740-1790, in cherry. Available for your discriminating taste, the rare bonnet topped form is mounted with flame and urn finials on an architectural pediment arch. Three top in line drawers, the central of which has a carved fan with 32 blades, are above four graduated thumbnail edge drawers. The separate lower case carries a long drawer over three drawers, the central drawer shows concave fan also with 32 blades.
Below an undulating apron is flanked by square edged cabriole legs terminating in club feet.
This type has been identified as New London County, Connecticut in the book, “New London County Furniture, 1640-1840” by the Lyman Allen Museum. Our particular example has the unusual feature of having the sides directly dovetailed the rear styles.
Treat yourself to having this beauty share your living room or bedroom. Its mellow cherry tones rest the eye. Only minor restorations with later finish and correct, though later brasses.
A great treat to the eye, yet totally functional.
H.82″ w38″. d. 20″. Call or email for details, more images, and pricing.