American Queen Anne Cherry Bonnet-Top High Chest
18th century, probably Connecticut, with a broken-arch pediment with a central spindle-turned finial, the central top drawer with a carved full-round fan and flanked by two small drawers over four graduated long drawers, the base with a central fan-carved drawer flanked by a drawer to each side, raised on tall Queen Anne cabriole legs.
h. 82-1/2", w. 34", d. 19"
In very good refinished and restored condition. The piece exhibits normal wear, shrinkage and indications of age and use. The base is sturdy and solid. Some of the drawers are in need of regluing at the dovetails, but function fine while in the case.There is evidence that the bonnet top is an old, later addition, possibly employing a period top, and utilizing hand-wrought rosehead nails consistent with those elsewhere on the piece.