Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States ca. 1750–1760
29 3/4 x 33 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne San Domingan mahogany lowboy with shell and vine-carved center drawer, the top drawer is one drawer simulating three, shell-carved knees and scrolled voluted knee brackets and cyma-outlined drake feet; the apron is gracefully scrolled with fishtail voluted center, the molded top has notched corners with retaining molding below, the beauty of the compact composition is enhanced by the superb state of preservation; the dense mahogany retaining crisp outlining to the lines of the feet and apron, the bronze original patina is undisturbed and the brasses are original. This lowboy is a brilliant interpretation of the outstanding group of Philadelphia Queen Anne furniture with Chippendale elements combining mastery of line, form and impact of the Queen Anne expression with the focal power of the shell carving of Chippendale influence. Descended in the Bush-Snader families of Wilmington, Delaware until purchased by us in 1967; ex-collection Mrs. Walter B. Robb, Buffalo, New York. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1536–1537, pl. P2689. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (April 1968): p. 486.
Queen Anne mahogany lowboy
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style Furniture--United States
dressing tables (AAT) low chests (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1978 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.