18th century English Oak Lowboy
Contact Yew Tree House at (212) 249-6612.
Good 18th century George I period oak lowboy having shaped and molded top with mitered breadboard top having reentrant "baby bum" corners over one long and two short drawers, the apron with scalloped decoration on front and sides and standing on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, the whole possessing good rich color and patination.
This lowboy represents an interesting point in the evolution in furniture construction as the maker followed the box construction of the earlier William and Mary period where the legs are applied rather than being an integral part of the construction which came about during the Queen Anne and George I period. We remember an old time English dealer describing another lowboy of this type as "not made by a young man," who would have been up to date on current trends and fashionable taste. We salute the "old boy," both the maker of this piece and the dealer who taught us to look at the stories these pieces tell us. (and who aptly described the corners of this shape top as 'baby bum" a much more descriptive term than reentrant).
- 18th Century And Earlier
Brasses replaced, two knee returns replaced.
Height 28 inches
Width 30 inches
Depth 19.5 inches