CHIPPENDALE HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS

Philadelphia Circa 1760

Provenance: Joe Kindig, Jr. York, Pennsylvania; Dr. Paul Delong, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Ginsburg & Levy, Inc. New York.

Reference: Illustrated in a Joseph Kindig, Inc. advertisement in The Magazine Antiques, December 1936. Also see Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Three Centuries of American Furniture, page 80, figure IV-64; The broken arch top of this highboy is similar to the Worrall Family highboy pictured in William Horner, Jr. Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, plate 160. Exhibited at the Lehigh County Historical Society, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

For another very similar triangular pediment Philadelphia high chest made for Richard Edwards and documented by a bill to the Tufft shop see Christie’s, Important Philadelphia Furniture from the Edwards Family, May 28, 1987, lot 201 and Carl M. Williams, “Thomas Tufft and His Furniture for Richard Edwards,” The Magazine Antiques (October 1948).

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