C. L. PRICKETT
Fine Authenticated American Antiques
Fine Queen Anne Cherry Bonnet-Top Highboy
Attributable to Issac Tryon
Fine Queen Anne Carved Cherry
Bonnet-Top Highboy of distinctive design, attributable to Issac Tryon of
Glastonbury, Connecticut, having carved rosettes, fan carved center drawers
in both the upper and lower cases, original brasses, a beautifully executed
apron with turned drops and whale's tails, all on cabriole legs with leaf carved
knees ending in pad feet.
All original except for two
finials, one knee return, and a portion of one whale's tail.
Glastonbury, Connecticut, circa
pine and birch.
Height 7' 2 1/2", width 40
1/2", depth 20 1/2".
General Van Ness,
Revolutionary War figure; Catalina Van Ness, his daughter, who married
Dr. Williams; Cornelia Van Ness Williams, their daughter, who married
George Robinson; Warren Robinson, their son, whose widow sold the highboy
upon his death; Mrs. B. Nee Tompkins; The Barbour Family, of Connecticut;
Florene Maine, Ridgefield, Connecticut, who acquired it from the Barbour
Family, early 1960's.
Literature: This highboy is pictured in The Magazine Antiques, August, 1961, page 101 by Florene Maine and again in May 1985, page 966 by C. L. Prickett.
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