Material: Maple with some figure, chestnut secondary wood
Condition: Excellent, retains a pleasing old surface, probably from the second quarter
of the 20th century. There is minor evidence of old, inactive pesting in the feet.
The drop finial is missing, else fine.
Additional Information: Clearly… instantly recognizable as a Newport form, featuring
the classic Highly desirable deeply scalloped apron and detachable legs. The waist
molding is attached to the top case. Molded cornice, the upper section with two aligned
drawers over four long drawers, the base with a single long drawer over three aligned
short drawers, with shaped apron, on detachable cabriole legs resting on turned pad
feet. (full pads)
The provenance is recorded in/on a 19th century hand-written paper attached to a
drawer bottom, which traces the order of decent through the Bridgham family of Bristol,
Measurement: Height: 30.75"; top: 33.25" x 21”; case: 29.75" x 19.5"
Material: Walnut, Northeastern white pine
Condition: Excellent, mellow patina
Additional Information: Rectangular molded top featuring re-entrant corners above a
small case of five overhanging thumb-molded edges drawers and deeply shaped apron.
The whole raised on lovely cabriole legs ending in pad feet resting on platforms.
A fan carved cherry highboy [high chest] in two parts; the upper section features cove molding above a case having two short drawers, over three long graduated drawers.
The lower case with a long drawer over three short drawers, the center drawer fan carved. The whole raised on cabriole legs resting on pad feet. Shaped apron; drawers are overhanging thumb-molded. (Very good condition; surface was recently restored; height: 66.5"; bottom case: 38" x 21.5"; top case: 36" x 19.25")
Elegant closed and molded, broken arch bonnet-top; above upper and lower cases of thumb molded drawers; top case features a tier of three short drawers above four graduated long drawer; the lower case with single long drawer over the center reverse blocked (concave carved) drawer flanked by a pair of short drawers. The three-part skirt features flat-headed arches; the whole raised on unusually graceful cabriole legs terminating on large pad feet. This high chest retains original small brasses typical of the style. Overall excellent condition consistent with age and use; as is typical, the finials are old replacements. Drawer linings to a single long drawer restored; very small patch to rear lower back corner of top case; a very tight [closed] fissure to side knee of proper left rear leg that in no-way compromises the integrity or aesthetic. A fine New England highboy offered at a most reasonable price that was sold by Joe Kindig III in 1978. (Correspondence available to purchaser)
(Overall height: 87"; upper: width: 37.25" depth: 19.25"; lower: width: 39.75"; depth: 20.5")
Full bonnet, potently molded broken arch pediment above fan-carved short drawer
flanked by short drawers above four long drawers…all thumb-molded. Lower case with
single long drawer over three short drawers, the center features wonderfully conceived
and executed carving. The stiles and triple arcade apron display unusual inlays…the
whole raised on cabriole legs resting on turned pad feet. The tall chest is in old finish
and in generally good condition; some roof boards are old replacements; bottom drawer
of top case has a cracked lip to bottom drawer. Believe it-or-not, this is a marriage made
in heaven. (Height: 82”, 87” to tip of finial; width of bottom case: 36”, depth: 22”)
Overhanging molded top above one long over pair of short drawers flanking fan-carved center
drawer…all thumb molded and overhanging; shaped skirt, cabriole legs resting on pad feet.
(Height: 32.5"; width: 35.5"; depth: 22.5")
A carved walnut high chest [highboy], the upper case features a beautifully molded cornice above an arrangement of two short and three graduated long drawers; the lower case with one long drawer over three short drawers, the center drawer with a carved fan, above a shaped apron, on cabriole resting on claw and ball feet. (Repair to back right leg, else very good; height: 71”, width: 39”, depth: 22”).
This successful highboy of inspired design was created by an ambitious and highly gifted rural Connecticut Valley cabinet maker. The steeply pitched cyma scrolled pediment with enclosed bonnet is ornamented with vigorous moldings featuring carved rosette termini. The scrolling of the tympanum board creates a relationship between positive and negative space, and centers the plinth with flame carved finial. The drawer organization and graduation is enhanced by superbly carved center drawers, featuring an aster at top and a shell in the lower case. The unusually tall cabriole legs, cyma scrolled apron with drop pendants, create a powerful vertical presence. The combination of design, condition, appealing old color, and carved embellishments work in concert creating a successful expression. The backboard is signed S B 1770 in original ‘bricking’. The highboy remains in remarkably intact condition with only minor repairs; period brasses are installed within original borings.
(Dimensions: H: 89”; Upper case: W: 35.75”; D: 17.75”; Lower case; W: 38.5”; D: 19”.)
The rectangular cove-molded top over an upper case having five thumb molded
graduated long drawers, the molded lower case with two similarly molded long drawers,
above a shaped apron joining cabriole legs featuring shaped returns, the legs resting on
platform pad feet. The tops of drawer sides (secondary) feature double arch molding.
Third drawer in top section displays loss to lip at corner; approximately 15-inches of
bottom drawer top lip was cracked as so many are…now glued. As depicted, the bottom
drawer of lower case has lip loss at corner. We have an excellent restored that can
successfully repair and color at a reasonable rate. Lovely two-to-one proportions.
(Height: 75"; bottom case: 38.25" x 19.25"'; top case: 35.75" x 17.5")
High chest of drawers with flat top, molded projecting cornice; upper section having four graduated thumb molded drawers; lower case having three aligned drawers all above a triple arcade apron and drop finials; the sides displaying ogee cutout profiles. The whole raised on delicate cabriole legs resting on well-shaped feet with full pads (Base: 34 by 35.5 by 19.5"; top: 35 by 31 by 18.5")
The Quality Readily Apparent in the Vigorous Curve of Bonnet and Carvings
Walnut front, maple sides with some figure
Coastal Massachusetts high chest of drawers featuring two carved fans; the upper section with molded crest centering a plinth flanked by two others, above the case with shell-carved central drawer flanked by a pair of short drawers and above four long graduated drawers; the lower section a pair of short drawers over three short aligned drawers, the triple arcade shaped skirt with pendant drops, raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet (The period brasses in original borings are not original; H: 86"; W: 38"; D: 21")
In two parts, the upper section with applied molded cornice projecting above two short aligned drawers over four long graduated [thumb molded] drawers; the lower section featuring deep mid-molding above a single long over three short drawers…all above a shaped skirt raised on
cabriole legs resting on slipper feet. (Refinished in mahoganized surface
Replaced hardware, leg cavity blocks are replaced, H: 69"; W: 37.25"; D: 22"
(Brass hardware on small drawers is replaced, others original; finials are not original although appropriate and displaying good and congruent color, else fine and original; H: 74”, top case W: 35”, top case D: 17.5”, bottom case W: 38”, bottom case D: 21”)
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