American Queen Anne Maple Lowboy, Massachusetts c. 1740-60
FINE AMERICAN QUEEN ANNE MAPLE LOWBOY DRESSING TABLE
Massachusetts; circa 1740-60
Item # 901MGP23A
The generously projected maple top is affixed with a series of square wooden pegs, the two-board top edged by integral thumb-molding over a conforming case arranged with a single horizontal drawer over a fan-carved central drawer flanked by a pair of squared drawers. All drawers are thumb-molded with replaced brasses and old pegs where the original pulls hung; these are tightly hand-dovetailed in the typical manner. The apron is beautifully shaped with with a centrally situated scroll-cut Cupid's bow flanked by hanging "acorn" turned finials. The legs are formed out of a single piece with pinned tenon joinery at the corners locking the frame together, the lower leg then turned and tapered with an elegant cabriole, the bottom carved to form delicate padded feet. The table has a rich old refinish.
- Christie's, New York, Sale # 07526, 24 October 1992, Lot 150; estimate of $ 10-15,000, achieved $ 8250; retains old Christies label to reverse noting BLT 051
Measurements: 29" H x 33 1/2" W x 18 5/8" D
Several patches to the top (two diamond, one rear right corner). Refinished, likely in the last century. Replaced brasses, some pegged patches visible where old brasses once hung. Minor surface wear.