Connecticut Dressing Table [Lowboy]
This is an example of the Queen Anne style in America and of the Connecticut style of sleek and refined statements. The chest is made from cherry and is marked by four cabriole-legs with pad feet and a central focal point of a concave inlaid fan. The chest is diminutive when compared to its Philadelphia cousins with their bold claw and ball legs. The case is constructed with mortise and tenoned joints and the drawer sides are dove-tailed. One of the unique construction details of this piece are the drawer “slips” which are an English variant only found sporadically in colonial furniture. The bottom of each drawer slides into an attached rail on the front and sides of the drawer. This strengthens the drawer’s holding capacity. Additionally, the large top drawer uses “slips” to distribute the weight of contents into 3-equal sections. The chest measures 33 ½ x 32 ½ x 19 ½.
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