Queen Anne Flat Top Highboy



Inscribed in chalk on the back and bottom of the upper section: "J. Davis".  Possibly for Joseph Davis, a maker, or J. Davis, the Japanner.

 

Made in two parts, all walnut veneered and decorated with herringbone borders.  The upper section consisting of a moulded edge flat top over a document drawer with a series of two short drawers over four graduated long drawers. The whole fitting into the lower section having one long drawer over three short drawers, the central drawer decorated with a painted and gilded shell, over a flat-arched blocked-in skirt hung with well turned pendants, all supported by cabriole legs ending in platformed pad feet.

 

Reference: Exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Institute, 1977, and appears in the accompanying catalogue, Collecting the Masters, pages 110-111.



Dealer Bernard & S. Dean Levy
Date: Circa 1740
Origin Boston
Artist/Maker J. Davis
Measurements Height: 76 inches; Width: 39 inches; Depth: 22 1/2 inches
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.levygalleries.com
Price $75,000.
Contact Frank Levy, (212) 628-7088 or  bsdlinc@aol.com

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