You might consider starting the year with a grand statement piece for your home with this early and very original two part highboy. One of my favorite forms always, ia a highboy standing gracefully on cabriole legs. In this instance, they are particularly curvaceous, carved, and have a nice hip with reeded scrolled bracket. Below, a slipper foot is well scaled and formed.
At top, the deep ogee cornice conceals a shallow drawer for your hidden treasures. The split top drawer set sits over three long drawers, all with cockbeaded rims. A deep doubled molding holds the separate upper case carrying three short drawers. The fanciful apron has arches flanking a central cove.
The primary wood of the case is walnut with drawer liners done in American white pine. The components, including sides, fronts, moldings and legs are solid walnut with no veneers. The old finish has great depth and the brass hardware is a great old set. The so-called “bat-wing” brass back plates are cast, engraved in leafage and scroll patterns. Each post was cast, threaded, and filed.
- 70″, w. 42.5″, d. 24.5″ (all measurements are overall). No major restoration and ready to enjoy and display. $3750