A figured maple Chippendale period highboy with a crown molded cornice above a pair of small drawers over four graduated long drawers above a waist molding over a long drawer above three squared drawers over an apron with a demi-lune central pendant flanked by 'acorn'dropped finials. The whole raised on tall graceful cabriole legs having arris-carved knees and ending in large pad feet on discs.
The secondary wood is predominately chestnut. The drawer blades are half dovetailed to the sides of the case. Most of the drawers retain the original applied runners. Based on these construction details the origin of this elegant piece is likely the Rhode Island border with Massachusetts. Circa 1775. 71 inches high, 38 1/2 inches wide, 20 inches deep.
A quirky detail of this piece are the toggles fastened to the back with rose headed nails.(See detail picture). The whole aspect of this highboy is architectural and very balanced.