Our Highboy is typical of a style made by the Dunlap family of cabinetmakers working in Chester and Salisbury, New Hampshire, at the end of the 18th Century. This highboy is one of the rarer forms of Dunlap furniture. The “spoon handle” carving in the base flanking the salamander scrolls is a typical Dunlap design. The delicate “basketweave” carving and fans superimposed on the top are removable.
Both the tip drawer in the upper case and the bottom one in the lower case are single drawers simulated to appear as three. This drawer treatment is common to many colonial New Hampshire casepieces. This highboy is similar to other Dunlap pieces exhibited at the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire.