Holly Covets - Mid-18th Century American New England Maple Highboy

By: Holly Echols • May 17, 2010 • 1 Comments

This is truly a great find!  Showcased on www.latique.com is this beautiful Mid - 18th Century American New England Maple Highboy.  I chose this particular piece due to its delicate woodwork and outstanding craftmanship.  Its tall, shapely legs support a two case chest with hand-carved circular fans in the design element. In excellent condition, it is a fine example of a Connecticut flat top highboy from the Glastonbury area.  Traditionally, the "Highboy", or what's known as a tall chest of drawers is characteristic of early 18th century cabinetry and has been described as a cabinetmakers highest achievement.  The large amount of storage space is very functional and was inspired due to the lack of closets in eighteenth century homes... Just imagine the history and centuries of use in this gorgeous piece of Americana in its rarest form!  Its current market value is $32,000.  Be sure to contact the dealer for a peek at the provenance!  Enjoy!