Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1750–1760
87 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.
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. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 900, pl. P3664.
Queen Anne walnut 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, November 1972 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.