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Queen Anne Lowboy made by John Scottow

Period 18th Century
W. 33.75 in; H. 30.5 in; D. 21.5 in;
W. 85.73 cm; H. 77.47 cm; D. 54.61 cm;
Description Made by John Scottow (1701-1790)

Decorated by William Randle (w. 1715-1739)

Primary Woods: Maple, Pine
Secondary Wood: Pine

This lowboy was originally japanned, as remnants of a black background are on the tops of the drawer fronts. The inscription “Scottow/W Randle” appears on the backboard.

Reference: This lowboy is discussed in Michael Flanigan, American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, number 17, page 50 in relation to a japanned high chest of drawers. For a separate discussion of William Randle, see Dean A. Fales, Jr., “Boston Japanned Furniture” in Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century. The dressing table is also illustrated in the exhibition catalog Vanity and Elegance: The Dressing Table and Tall Chest in America, 1685-1785, number 8, page 13.
Styles / Movements Queen Anne
Dealer Reference Number 6904
Incollect Reference Number 191928
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