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Title Queen Anne Highboy
Object Name Highboy
Catalog Number 1978.23.3
Lexicon Category 2: Building Furnishings
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Description Queen Anne scroll top highboy. Constructed from figured, tiger stripe maple, it has a twisted flame finial, a shell motif carved in the middle drawer directly under the bonnet top, and a matching shell in the middle drawer directly above the skirt. The slender cabriole legs each end in pad feet, also called Dutch or club feet, and have a shoe or disc on the bottom. The bail handles are original as are the keyhole escutcheons but the finials on either side of the central finial on top and the drops on the skirt are missing. The highboy was likely made in Massachusetts.
Place of Origin Massachusetts
Material Wood/Brass
Search Terms Furniture, Colonial
Subjects Furniture, American.
Furniture, Colonial --United States.
Storage furniture
Year Range From 1730
Year Range To 1740
Caption Queen Anne Highboy
Number of Images 1
Dimensions H-88 W-22.5 L-40 inches
Dimension type 1
Height (ft) 7.333
Height (in) 88
Length (ft) 3.333
Length (in) 40
Width (cm) 57.15
Width (ft) 1.875
Width (in) 22.5