Cherry Highboy

A pretty, solid cherry highboy with flat top. Made in two parts, this piece was most likely made in Connecticut. High chests, or “highboys”, were a popular form of chest in high society in New England.Graceful, but with good storage, many homes would have had one made if one could afford it. Look closely at the fan carving on the bottom half. See how it carries over onto the case? This is most unusual yet original. It gives the piece a bit of a whimsical flair. Overall, the condition is good. It has been refinished in a glossy finish some time ago. (We estimate 25+ years.) The legs and case are in good order. Amazingly, all of the pulls appear to be original. (A few of the nuts have been replaced.) This particular highboy has a flat top.  Standing 6’ 1 ½” tall, it is only 39 3/8” wide, and 19 ½” deep. This petite size, in 2 parts, allowed it to go upstairs or stay down. Most likely made in Connecticut, Circa 1775.

 

Please note that this piece was particularly challenging to photograph. Any “high/low” spots have more to do with our photography skills than the actual piece. In real life, the color of the sides are a tad bit lighter than the front. Overall, it is very pleasing to the eye. $6,495

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