New England Queen Anne mahogany highboy, two parts, white pine secondary wood, top with overhanging molded cornice, dovetailed case, two lip-molded dovetailed short drawers over three graduated lip-molded dovetailed long drawers, base with one central lip-molded dovetailed central drawer flanked by lip-molded dovetailed square drawers. Batwing mount hardware, only four complete brasses remain. Base with shaped skirt to sides and front and four cabriole legs on pad feet. 66 1/2" H x 37" W x 21 1/2" D. New England, 18th century. Provenance: Brentwood, Tennessee estate. CONDITION: Older refinish. Top of drawer facing on 2nd drawer on upper case with old replaced strip across length of drawer, left side of 3rd drawer facing repaired with spliced patch measuring 7" H x 1 3/4" at deepest and 1/2" at most narrow. Losses to right corner thumb-molding of 4th drawer facing on upper case, 5 1/2" at longest. Regarding form overall, although it may appear to be a marriage when viewed from the back, upon closer inspection, the back panel of the base appears to have been planed causing the board to be smooth and the wood pegs to be flush with the stiles. The board was then stained during this effort at refinishing. The interior surface of the same board is hand-planed. The rounded tops of the drawer sides and the dovetailing appear to be by the same craftsman on the drawers of the top and on the base of the highboy. Few handles missing.
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