High chest of drawers

Published/Created:
Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1750–1760
Physical Description:
84 1/4 x 40 x 29 1/2 in.
Materials:
Walnut; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut bonnet-top highboy, in a superb state of preservation, the original patina shows the warmth and depth of several generations of maturity; the brass handles with spurred bales, the flame finials and even the pendant acorn drops are the originals; this highboy is a classic expression of the finest Massachusetts formation, with deeply-carved fans in the upper and lower case sections and the desirable feature of top end drawers shaped to follow the arch outline. This highboy descended in the Decatur-Storer families; it was purchased by us from direct descendants. The contemporary chalk inscription on the backboard, which reads "Marblehead," suggests the chest's origin in that center.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, pp. 1504–1505, pl. P4583.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne walnut bonnet-top highboy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Queen Anne style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4583
Genre:
high chests of drawers (AAT)
highboys (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1978
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:
10994307
OID:
12029783
PID:
digcoll:1024495

Number of Pages: 5
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