AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE STYLE WALNUT LOWBOY OVER TRIFID FEET, Probably mid-to-late 19th Century
Item # 130102YTP18
Executed with precision in every aspect, this simply gorgeous lowboy is crafted of solid well figured walnut. It features a fine two board top, the majority being a single solid plank with only the last few inches at the back being crafted of a second joined board, the grain selected carefully and quite fine. The edge has a carved quarter-round molding of the solid, scalloping at each front corner, projecting generously over the chest. Three small drawers rest above the deeply serpentine apron, each joined front and back with fine scored dovetails, the bottom deeply chamfered and rabbeting into the sides, hand forged and filed Queen Anne brass hardware on each drawer face.
The apron around the entire table is noteworthy: bold, flowing, inspiring, the overall flow of the skirt gives incredible lift to the table. It gives robustness to the form, the lines active and dancing, the table looking poised for action. The three-scrolled form of the apron matches the trifid form of the foot, almost matching it's proportional flow. The legs are carved of a single solid piece of walnut from the table top to the foot, the sides of the table tenoned into the top of the leg and pegged symmetrically before curving in bold knees over fine cabriole form.
It has achieved a glowing worn patina in the shellac finish, the wood with a light oxidization throughout, the pine and poplar deeply oxidized and with great character in the finish. This is a very fine work of art that anyone with a passion for the unique taste of Pennsylvania furniture will cherish for a lifetime.
Primary surfaces: Solid Walnut; Secondary surfaces - back of the case and interior framing: Yellow Pine; Secondary surfaces - drawer frames and bottom: Poplar
Measurements: 18 13/16" deep x 29 1/6" wide x 30 1/2" high
Condition Report: Very handsome overall condition with no distracting blemishes or flaws. Some color variation and discoloration to the top; slight curve to back edge. Sturdy and strong, in overall outstanding condition.
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