American, Late 18th century (circa 1790). Queen Anne Connecticut River Valley cherry wood bonnet top highboy with broken swan's neck pediment at top with turned spire form finials at top with two circular rosette-like carved accents above two shaped pull out drawers flanking fan carved drawer above four long pull out drawers, all fronts with engraved brass brass bale handles and escutcheons. Lower section with two pull of drawers above long pull out drawer (three short pull out faux front--center with carved fan motif above shaped apron with rounded accents (lacking holes for drop finials). Overall raised on four cabriole legs terminating on pad feet. Approximate height 88.5", width 40.25", depth 21". Provenance: This highboy was featured on the front page of "Antique Week", November 12, 2007, to be sold at Grand View Auctions December 1st, 2007 estimated $40,000 - $50,000.
Structurally sound w/tight construction. Pulls & escutcheons replaced. Locking mechanisms missing. Shrinkage evident interior drawers. 3 Vertical cracks left side upper case and horizontal crack bottom left case. Probable repair to lower right bottom case. Split above back left leg. Old refinished surface with some oxidation and surface fading. Replacement of running boards. Old stains to interior drawers. Various small repairs over time, as would be expected. Scattered scratches, nick, abrasions and imperfections consistent with age and usage.