Newport Queen Anne Tiger Maple Highboy - Christopher Townsend Shop For Sale
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Newport Queen Anne Tiger Maple Highboy - Christopher Townsend Shop

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An earliest Townsend Shop flat-topped high chest or 'highboy', of subtle tiger and figured maple; with an upper case of five drawers and a lower case of four drawers, raised on Queen Anne pad-footed legs. The lower case drawer configuration, detachable legs, the base moulding of the upper case and manner of inset to the lower, the drawer locational inscriptions; are all consistent and supportive of attribution to the first Townsend Shop, of John's father Christopher. This 'highboy' remained where made, on Aquidneck Island, for nearly 250 years.

Details

  • Condition Details
    Slight dislocation of moulding joints and old unevenness to left side surface of upper case. Tiny cured worm pinholes, uncompromising to structure. All locks appear original. Some bails are later replacements.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 74 in. x W 40.5 in. x D 21 in.H 187.96 cm x W 102.87 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller Reference Number
    1506 SKSO S
  • Reference Number
    LU86672592402
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