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Chippendale Bonnet-Top Highboy

Origin United States, Connecticut
Period 18th Century
Materials Cherry, poplar secondary wood
Dimensions
W. 41.5 in; H. 94.5 in; D. 22 in;
W. 105.41 cm; H. 240.03 cm; D. 55.88 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Ca. 1770-1780
Description Woodbury, Connecticut
Ca.. 1770-1780.
Cherry, poplar secondary wood
Condition: (see full condition report)
The upper case has a closed bonnet with arched moldings highlighted with a molded edge and a scrolled central plinth above a deeply carved shell drawer flanked by two short drawers above four graduated drawers with thumb-molded edge lips. The drawers are flanked by carved reeded pilasters. The lower case is fitted with a projecting applied waist molding to accommodate the upper case (which is also fitted with applied moldings) above one long drawer and three short drawers, the central with a carved lobed shell. The piece is supported by cabriole legs joined by a shaped skirt in front, with cupids-bow designs on the
sides, terminating on carved ball and claw feet in the front, pad feet in the back.
Provenance:
Descended from the Stiles family, Woodbury, Connecticut. Acquired in the 1980s from Avis Hicock, who was living in the Main Street home that had belonged to her great-grandfather David J. Stiles. The highboy was descended from his father, David Stiles, or his grandfather Benjamin Stiles, who lived across the street at Ragland Farm. Illustrated in Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Making Furniture in Preindustrial America, The Social Economy of Newtown and Woodbury, Connecticut, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1996, pg. 139, fig. 24.
Styles / Movements Chippendale
Dealer Reference Number -HB 016
Incollect Reference Number 240278
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