EXCEPTIONAL & IMPORTANT 18TH CENTURY QUEEN ANNE MAPLE HIGHBOY
Bay Colony Antiques is honored to offer you this correct 18th century Colonial American Furniture Treasure. This is a most remarkable two piece maple 18th century Queen Anne (into the transition of Chippendale period) Hartford County Connecticut Highboy. Descending through a multi generational Lyme Connecticut family it possesses all its original brasses & lock sets. With stunning scale each case is in perfect balance with each other. This is specimen represents a case study in the joinery techniques of our 18th century furniture making masters in the Connecticut River Valley. Each case has tight precise dovetail joining, dovetailed drawer styles and horizontal styles. One of America's most important disciplines. Refreshed in the late 19th century after a century in storage due to the American Centennial celebration it was refinished to match the cherry furniture schemes favored at the time. We note an old repair to its broken arch pediment crown work, some shrinkage on the base case professionally addressed and re manufactured finials in the late 19th century. Its top case is adorned with a whimsically carved pinwheel fan identifying it as a work of the Weathersfield/Colchester schools. The top broken arch finial case has Four graduated thumbnail molded drawers over a base case with a 1 over 3 drawer format. It stands on tall gracefully carved Queen Anne legs with sharply formed cabriolet knees terminating in pad feet. Most notable is this unusual configuration of its base apron showing us a dramatic Cupid's Bow. All its secondary woods are original native pines with beautifully oxidized red hues, great original rosehead nails and absolutely no question correctness in the originality to the base and top chest. This is one of the very finest period Highboy's being offered anywhere. It is 82 1/2" tall, 39 3/4" long and 21" wide.