Pennsylvania Chippendale Highboy Antique Chest of Drawers c. 1790(495 views)
AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS OVER OGEE FEET
Pennsylvania c. 1790
Item # 410QNP11W
A bold and impressive object, this fine American Chippendale Tall Chest of Drawers originates in southeastern Pennsylvania, possibly the Delaware River Valley. The craftsmanship is impeccable, the cabinetmaker choosing vivid walnut planks carefully to showcase the most important and striking aspects of the chest. Note in particular the wonderful flowing grains along the sides of the case, the overall horizontal flow of the grain along the front of the drawers lapsing in random swirls and burls of the plank. The case is crested by cove molding projecting over three small drawers, two medium drawers and four broad drawers - all carefully graduated to flow harmoniously together. Noteworthy are the two drawers with patches, not unusual for these cases with overhanging lips on the drawers - these are particularly susceptible to being damaged when a drawer is closed unevenly or too harshly, as is probably the case with one or both of these drawers. The repairs were done rather competently, the restorer having to carefully choose boards with at least as much figure as the neighboring parts of the drawers. The drawers are embellished with replaced pierced brass hardware, the frames handsomely dovetailed white pine with integral runners mitered to accept the chamfered white pine bottom, mostly crafted of a single huge plank of pine, this tacked along the back edge with iron nails. The drawers are flanked by fluted corinthian columns with turned caps and bases, the whole case resting over very striking and significant ogival feet. They project an unusual sense of strength and masculinity, each with soft scroll cut returns and resting over thin blades. The back of the case shows the simple and tidy construction we expect from the best craftsmen of this region, the triangular rear foot supports dovetailed into the facings for a permanent joint. This is a very fine case, crafted with utmost precision and care and retaining an excellent level of originality. Structurally untouched with only a handful of replacements/repairs, this is an investment grade selection that will truly set apart any room it becomes a member of.
Somewhat aged finish, not original but very attractive and well patinated - typical surface dings, abrasions, scratches etc. as expected from time and use. Replaced brasses. Original locks. Several drawers with large noteworthy patches, two drawers with a significant portion of the left side patched - several lips worn or patched, one patched lips with loss and looseness. Drawer finish cloudy in some areas with typical abrasions from use, as visible in images. Cracks in feet, though feet remain very sturdy and strong. Feet are entirely original other than: right rear foot block is replaced, front right foot's lower 1/3 facing is replaced, lower portion of one rear foot triangular support is replaced, portions of blades beneath feet replaced. All feet with cracks and repairs. A very attractive piece.
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Dimensions: 62 7/8" H x 42" W x 21 7/8" D
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