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Townsend Bonnet-Top Highboy
with four ball & claw feet and shell
mahogany, 87"h, 39"w, 22"d

From an original authenticated to John Townsend, this highboy features his proportions and construction methods with variations from the standard carved details. The four ball and claw feet have open talons and strong life-like knuckles. The knees feature unique foliate carving, and the shell has a fleur-de-lis center rather than the more common palmette. The upper case has fluted quarter columns and the open pediment is topped with three fluted urn-and-spiral finials on fluted plinths.

The highboy has hand-dovetailed upper and lower case construction and hand-dovetailed drawers throughout. Like all other Newport highboys, the front is chosen for consistent graining and the pediment panels are bookmatched from the same stock.

similar examples: Moses p. 192, Sack p. 197

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