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Connecticut Flat-Top Highboy
cherry, 72"h., 39"w, 22"d

A superbly proportioned Connecticut example, this design is considered a masterpiece of 18th-century design. This piece has no shortage of drawers: they number thirteen in all, and their bold brasses become an important part of the design. The top and bottom center drawers have precisely detailed fan carvings. The base has a gently curved apron and stands on cabriole legs ending in pad feet.

Like other Connecticut pieces, the base is of pegged mortise-and-tenon construction, while the upper case and drawers are dovetailed. Cherry is the appropriate wood of choice for this Connecticut highboy.

similar example: Sack p.189

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