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Bonnet Top Highboy Cherry – Light #457

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circa 1760-1780

 

This highboy is characteristic of the best in country high-style cabinetry.

 

The perfectly molded bonnet and the delicately-carved pinwheels and fans indicate a high level of cabinet-making skill. The overall design of the skirt and the tall, delicate legs indicate that the original was from the Wethersfield, Connecticut, area.

 

The bonnet top is formed by bending a thin piece of pine over the top frame and securing it with rosehead nails.

 

There are two “secret” drawers in the opening inside the bonnet.

 

 

Height 86 1/16”

Width 38 1/4”

Depth 21 1/4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description

circa 1760-1780

 

This highboy is characteristic of the best in country high-style cabinetry.

 

The perfectly molded bonnet and the delicately-carved pinwheels and fans indicate a high level of cabinet-making skill. The overall design of the skirt and the tall, delicate legs indicate that the original was from the Wethersfield, Connecticut, area.

 

The bonnet top is formed by bending a thin piece of pine over the top frame and securing it with rosehead nails.

 

There are two “secret” drawers in the opening inside the bonnet.

 

 

Height 86 1/16”

Width 38 1/4”

Depth 21 1/4”

 

 

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