American Pennsylvania Chippendale Lowboy Antique Chest of Drawers over Trifid Feet, Walnut, c. mid-to-late 19th Century
After the original period works of Philadelphia and Chester County, Pennsylvania, probably crafted during the mid-to-late 19th Century
Item # 130102YTP18
This is a simply gorgeous American Pennsylvania Chippendale (Style) Lowboy Antique Chest of Drawers crafted in solid walnut. While every detail is careful executed in the manner of the original works, we believe this piece was actually crafted nearly one-hundred years after the period during the mid-to-late 19th Century. 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, period Queen Anne 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.
This American Chippendale Lowboy is above reproach, a simply outstanding piece for a serious collector of benchmade works not concerned with the period of craftmanship. While not of the period, it has garnered a very fine 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. A period American Pennsylvania Lowboy of this quality, craftsmanship and condition would be a bargain in the low-to-mid five figures, this being affordable while of uncompromising and equal execution. Very flexible and very fine, this is a piece you will treasure for a lifetime.
Materials: Case and all primary surfaces solid Walnut; back of case and interior framing Yellow Pine; drawer frames and bottoms 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. Period hardware with some replaced pins. Light rings and color bleaching/variation to the top. Walnut color throughout is more blonde, possibly as a result of sun exposure. Sturdy and strong, in overall outstanding condition
Item ID: 130102YTP18
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