Queen Anne Burl & Maple Highboy with Contrasting Walnut Herringbone Inlays

Southeastern Coast of Massachusetts

Queen Anne Burl & Maple Highboy with Contrasting Walnut Herringbone Inlays

A superior Queen Anne highboy of diminutive size displaying a bold yet delicate form featuring highly figured woods, a robust projecting cornice with concealed map drawer, and a dynamic shaped apron.

Several features indicate a stylistic similarity to Boston examples dating to the 1730-1740 period; however, the cornice configuration with long drawer, the lack of applied cockbeading to the lower case apron, the choice of woods and the extra cross-banding to the drawer fronts derive from Southeast Coast of Massachusetts shop traditions.

Item Date: Circa 1740

Estimated Year: 1740

Measurement: Height: 64.75"; Top Case: 35.5" x 18.5"; Bottom Case: 37.75" x 19.75", Crown Molding With Drawer: 42" x 22"

Material: Maple, sycamore, cherrywood, maple burl and walnut veneer primaries; pine, basswood, chestnut, and sycamore secondary woods.

Item Condition: Excellent original condition; drop pendants are probably original; original engraved brass hardware [one replaced], trivial veneer patching. The case displays a lovely old surface.

Provenance: Mable Brady and Francis P. Garvan Anthony Nicolas Brady Garvan Leigh Keno American Furniture, New York, 1992.

Literature: Wallace Nutting, "Furniture Treasury", (New York, 1928) figure 350. Leigh Keno American Furniture, advertisement, The Magazine Antiques, July 1992, page 12.

Price: $34,500

SKU 745-333

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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