Classic Cherry Highboy

If you are looking for an exceptional piece of furniture for your home, consider an eighteenth century-style highboy. A highboy is a classic that can be handed down from one generation to another. It is a large piece of furniture that will make a major statement in any room. This highboy is based on one made in about 1750 in Philadelphia. The lower case is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery while the top case is hand-dovetailed together for exceptional strength. Including the drawers, there are 240 hand-cut dovetails in this piece. The highboy has 11 drawers plus two hidden compartments. This piece was made from solid cherry with poplar as the secondary wood, but it can be made in mahogany or walnut instead if you prefer. The bonnet top and flame finials are design features often found in this type of piece. The finials were turned on a lathe and then hand carved. The decorative shells on the center drawers were hand carved as well. The cabriole legs and pad feet were shaped by hand. The hardware is an authentic reproduction of hardware from that period. The finish is shellac.

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Made in Boca Raton, FL

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