This is a finely crafted lowboy with excellent lines. Note the dramatic cabriole legs which extend out to bold pad feet. The top is composed of strongly figured cherry with a finely chamfered edge. Note that these tops were always pegged to the case, which of course, is also true of the legs. Typical of early New York furniture, it is overbuilt in terms of the size of stock used, seemingly to last for generations, and compared to English models, probably weighs more than twice as much. Note the close-ups
on the drawers. They are robustly dovetailed in the
early large style and heavy rosehead nails are clearly
evident with excellent oxidation around them and the
wood. Note the top of the drawer sides are shaped
and finished in a beaded round evidencing the quality
finish work of a craftsman proud of his skills. Also,
an interesting feature is the very large rosehead
nails in the back (see
detail). This piece retains its original brasses
which is quite rare, and the interior construction
is untouched. It has been cleaned and French polished.
30 1/4 in. Width: 34 in. Depth: 19 1/2 in.