High chest of drawers

Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1750–1760
Physical Description:
87 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.
Materials:
walnut
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut bonnet-top highboy, cabriole legs ending in platformed wafer pad feet, the upper and lower case sections have bold fan-carved center drawers; the upper fan-carved drawer is flanked by end drawers with sides complementing the curve of the arch, mellow light brown patina. This highboy descended through the Edmands family of Boston; the illustrated fire buckets came from Catherine Barnes, who married Major General Benjamin Franklin Edmands of Civil War fame. The highboy was in the family of the Major General, then to Thomas Franklin Edmands-Horton Edmands-Thomas Horton Edmands (?); all resided in Boston. The highboy dates back in the Edmands family to the eighteenth century but ownership at that time is confused; a geneaology of the family is available through a family bible in Concord, Massachusetts.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 900, pl. P3664.
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:
3664
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, November 1972
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:
10994258
PID:
digcoll:1024918