20TH CENTURY QUEEN ANNE ANTIQUE STYLE SET SHELL CARVED NEWPORT SCHOOL CHERRY LOW BOY DRESSER / CHEST ~ GODDARD AND TOWNSEND REPRODUCTION
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With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this fantastic mid 20th century reproduction of an early American masterpiece by Goddard - Townsend of Newport, RI. Both families had multiple generations of cabinet makers & their distinct Newport style is among the most collectible and desirable in the world. We've attached a side by side picture of a near identical table in "Fine Points Of Furniture" by Albert sack for your convenience & additional similar examples can be easily found online through Rhode Island furniture archives & museum databases. An original 18th century Townsend lowboy is close to unobtainable and would excite every major American furniture auction and hammer down for 6 figures. This is a chance to own a one off copy of an American treasure with all the charm for a fraction of the price. The low boy is crafted from highly figured cherry with select cuts used for the drawer faces & the best reserved for the top. The cherry has a nice subtle sheen to it and overall the lowboy is in very good condition with our only note being a small separation in the two board top. The lowboy is fitted with a lock & key and we have two pictures of the cabinet the day it was finished that have been with it ever since. The low boy measures 33" wide x 21" deep x 30 1/2" tall.