Queen Anne Carved Cherry High Chest of Drawers, attributed to Elijah Booth, Woodbury, Connecticut, c. 1760-70, the upper case with boldly molded cornice above a scalloped fan-carved central drawer flanked by four short drawers and graduated drawers below, set into the lower section with long drawer above a central fan-carved drawer flanked by two short drawers, on a shaped skirt joining C-scroll-ornamented cabriole legs ending in pad feet, refinished, replaced brasses, (minor imperfections), ht. 78, wd. 40, dp. 20 1/2 in.
Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from Thomas Schwenke, Inc., Woodbury, Connecticut, c. 2005.
Literature: For similar examples of work made by Booth and his circle, see Greenlawn, New England Furniture at Williamsburg, plate 82, pp. 94-96; exhibition catalog for Litchfield County Furniture, plates 38 and 40, pp. 62-63 and 68-69, respectively; and Edward S. Cook Jr., Elijah Booth and Other Joiners in Newtown and Woodbury, 1750-1820, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut.
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