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William and Mary Highboy
maple, 64"h, 40"w, 22"d

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

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