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Connecticut Bonnet-Top Highboy
cherry, 86"h, 42"w, 20"d

A soaring example of Connecticut's Queen Anne style, this bonnet-top highboy has delicate cabriole legs ending in pad feet. The top and bottom center drawers are graced with finely detailed carved fans. The spectacular open pediment is flanked by robust moldings and has a small circular fan carving incorporated into the central plinth. Three striking finials with spiral tops crown the composition.

This highboy has fully hand-dovetailed drawers and upper case construction. It differs from Newport designs in that the lower case is of pegged mortise-and-tenon construction, with the case sides tenoned directly into the upper blocks of the legs. Cherry was the wood of choice for most Connecticut cabinetmakers in the 18th century and is the appropriate material for this piece.

similar example: Sack p.199

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