Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1740–1760
31 1/2 x 35 x 20 in.
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut lowboy with shell and leaf-carved center drawer in original state with golden brown patina and original bat wing brasses. Maker note: Working in Charlestown, Massachusetts from 1754 until his death, Benjamin Frothingham, Jr. (1734–1809) is known for his outstanding blockfront furniture, which compares favorably with that of the Townsend-Goddard School ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. II, p. 470, pl. 1149. Book: Helen Comstock, American Furniture Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: The Viking Press, 1962), p. 75, pl. 2.
Queen Anne walnut 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, December 1968 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.