Greene · Newport
William and Mary Highboy
Highboys of the William and Mary era are striking examples of early 18th-century American furniture design. This is an early Boston highboy design with six trumpet-turned legs, ball feet, and a base stretcher that mirrors the arches of the apron shape. Double-arch moldings surround each drawer opening, and each drawer is divided evenly by brass drop pulls and hand-chased keyhole escutcheons.
The upper case and all the drawers are fully hand-dovetailed, and the base is of pegged mortise-and-tenon construction. This example is shown in figured maple, but it is also offered in an ebonized finish and a fully japanned surface (below).
similar example: Greene p. 56