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A Carved Walnut Bonnet-Top Chippendale Highboy, Salem, c.1760-1780
This highboy relates to a class of highboys that, as Albert Sack remarks,
combines the academic skill of the Boston school with the romantic flavor of
the more free-spirited Salem school". He mentions this in his New Fine Points
of Furniture (see attached images) when he discusses the masterpiece example at
the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Whereas most highboys use plain pad feet,
these examples use claw and ball feet and use double shells, both in the upper
and lower case. An example with pad feet is illustrated in Samuel Chamberlain's
Salem Interiors, p.6. (see scan).
Our example is in excellent original condition, see attached close-ups. The
brasses are old, although not original, and the finials are historically
Height: 89 in. Case Width: 35 1/2 in. Overall Width: 40 3/4 in. Depth: 22 1/4
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All offerings are in fine condition with no major repairs or replacements
unless otherwise indicated in description.We offer free delivery within 60
miles of Providence on all purchases over $2,000. Though specific delivery
terms for all purchases outside of the Providence area are to be agreed upon
after the auction, we offer and require the following necessities: i. Shipping
must be performed by a professional moving service. (We can provide shipping
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Buyer pays for shipping & insurance. iv.We offer right of refusal upon delivery
and if refused, we will refund buyers payment minus auction & shipping
expenses. Rhode Island purchasers must add 7% sales tax.