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 American Chippendale Style lowboy is crafted of solid well figured walnut. While every detail is careful executed in the manner of chests executed during the last quarter of the 18th Century, we believe the lowboy was crafted 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. This is a work you will cherish in your home 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. 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. Please review all images in the slideshow prior to purchasing for a full overview of condition.
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