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 1760.

Secondary woods:  pine and birch.

Height 7' 2 1/2", width 40 1/2", depth 20 1/2".

Provenance:  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.

Item 4289



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