AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE STYLE LOWBOY CHEST
In the Philadelphia taste; circa early-to-mid 20th century
Item # 805CVD12P
This is a beautifully handmade reproduction lowboy chest of drawers after the originals of the American Chippendale period. It is carefully benchmade using period techniques to mirror the iconic forms of Philadelphia, this piece being noteworthy for its fully developed and crisply carved drake feet with trifid volutes. Still resting over the standard cabriole leg with gorgeous carved shell knee treatments, these drake feet are a beautiful alternative to the standard ball and claw foot and the more simple Queen Anne pad foot. The solid walnut top has a thumbmolded integral edge with inverted corners, projecting lightly over all sides. The case is simple with chamfered fluted corners flanking a single broad drawer over three smaller drawers, each retaining batwing brass hardware and constructed true to the period: hand cut dovetails, chamfered drawer bottoms set in grooves. The case is unmarked, but probably was executed during the second quarter of the 20th century, perhaps slightly later.
Measurements: 33 7/8” W x 21 7/8” D x 30” H
In beautiful overall condition with some minor scuffs and wear as expected; original brasses. Some fading and color variation.