Additional Information: This successful highboy of inspired design was created by an
ambitious and highly gifted rural Connecticut Valley cabinet maker. A fine example
featuring dentil molded cornice and two-star inlays, carved drawers…scrolled skirt
raised on slender cabriole legs resting of pad feet retaining full pads.
Measurement: Height: 68.75"; top case: 35.75" x 20"; bottom case: 37.75" x 21.25"
Material: Walnut veneer, curly maple, pine
Condition: Very good, brasses replaced
Additional Information: A good burl walnut and curly maple high chest of drawers of
diminutive size, in two parts…the upper section having a flat top featuring an applied
cornice with drawer above two short, aligned drawers above three long graduated
drawers. The lower section with a long drawer above three short drawers above the
shaped apron joining cabriole legs resting on pad feet. Excellent wood gran and color.
Measurement: Height: 74"; bottom case width: 38.5"; bottom case depth: 21";
top case width: 36"; top case depth: 18.75"
Material: Birch and Northeastern White Pine, Mahoganized Surface (red)
Condition: Very good, replaced brasses
Additional Information: In two parts, the upper with molded cornice projecting over a
case with five graduated thumb-molded drawers; the lower section with long drawer
above three short drawers. The case is raised on cabriole legs resting on pad feet on
platforms. Outstanding scalloped, lobed, and arcaded apron.
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")
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 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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