Hartford, Hartford county, Connecticut, United States ca. 1765–1785
86 x 38 1/2 x 20 in.
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. ----- 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.
Queen Anne cherry bonnet-top highboy
Decoration and ornament -- Queen Anne style Furniture -- United States
high chests of drawers (AAT) highboys (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1974; Sack, October 1991 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.