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A Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Server (highboy base), New England, c.1770


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Antique highboys were often separated with a top applied to the base to be used as a small-scale server, such as the one we offer.  The upper cases  typically had feet applied and used as a conventional dresser.  These lowboy bases make wonderful servers, and when they have exceptionally fine fans carved into the central drawer and wonderfully sculpted cabriole legs, we handle them, because they are 18th century antiques unto themselves, and are reasonably priced.

As you will note, this base is somewhat provincial with strongly molded legs that terminate in a curious heel. The piece is totally original with beautiful craftsmanship throughout.

Height: 32 in. Depth: 20 in.
Width: 42 in.  Case width: 39 3/4 in.
$3,500