High chest of drawers

Published/Created:
Hartford, Hartford county, Connecticut, United States
ca. 1765–1785
Physical Description:
86 x 38 1/2 x 20 in.
Materials:
Cherry; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Original catalogue description (October 1974) – Queen Anne cherry bonnet-top highboy of graceful design and proportion, the slender bandy cabriole legs end in platformed pad feet and form a graceful silhouette with the cyma-shaped apron with its cupid's bow center, the carved fan of the lower case and the carved sunburst of the upper case have deeply scribed outlines; the small batwing brasses are original, the slender urn finials with flame tips are old replacements, the small scale adds to the appeal of this exceptional model. This highboy bears a close relationship in form to examples owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hennage, Williamsburg, Virginia, and in the Henry Ford Museum catalogue, "Connecticut Furniture Exhibit," pl. 84–85. Updated catalogue description (October 1991) – Ex-collection Philip Young, pioneer Boston collector; illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 5, p. 1138, pl. P4028, and recently repurchased.
Related objects: Exhibition catalogue: The Henry Ford Museum, "Connecticut Furniture Exhibit" (1967): pl. 84–85.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1138, pl. P4028; vol. 10, p. 2666, pl. P4028.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne cherry bonnet-top highboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Queen Anne style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4028
Genre:
high chests of drawers (AAT)
highboys (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1974; Sack, October 1991
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10978 nc cab2dr1 tif_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10994274
OID:
12029773
PID:
digcoll:1024477

Number of Pages: 4
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