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FIGURE 880
Huge secretary desk, elaborately inlaid both outside and inside, exhibits strong Dutch influence, with its large overhanging cornice molding, ball feet, and ornamental style. Inside compartments contain fourteen pigeonholes and fifteen drawers. Made in New York, c. 1690.
FIGURE 881
Massive molding treatment on cornice and door details reflect Dutch traditions. Made of walnut,
c. 1700-1750.
FIGURE 882
Nowhere is the Dutch influence as marked as in this highly ornamental has made of oak and gumwood. Monochrome painting of fruits and flowers is characteristic of still lifes of the time. Late seventeenth century.
FIGURE 898
Bow front chest of drawers of the Hep plewhite period. Carcase has four drawers of mahogany veneer with satinwood inlay. Skirt features cyma reverse curve. Made in New York, c. 1793-1803.
FIGURE 899
Chest of four drawers on a low frame with five legs show ing "inverted cup" design and ball feet. Stretchers at front and sides are in the form of cyma reverse curves; rear stretcher is straight, c. 1690-1710.
FIGURE 902
Serpentine front chest of drawers richly ornamented with fine grain veneer and striping. Central rectangular panel on skirt interrupts the curves between French bracket feet. Hep plewhite,
c. 1785-1800.
FIGURE 916
Painted chest with wide upper panel enclosing desk compartments. Lower frame has double inverted cup legs, scalloped stretcher on ball or bun feet. Three front panels display related compositions in floral designs.
FIGURE 919
Guilford chest of pine and white wood. Decoration shows playful originality. Introduction of faces on upper drawers is an unusual con ceit. The Dower pot motif in the center, derived from Moravian sources, often ap pears in peasant art forms, particularly in Pennsyivania German decoration. Thistle blossom surmounted by a crown, rose, and feur-de-lys are combined in a distinctively American way. End panel shows a boldly done tulip stem and opened blossom, c. 1690-1700.
FIGURE 909
Painted chest of drawers ornamented with long, graceful stems, buds, blossoms, and stylized foliage is typical of a style that developed about 1700 in the area of Guilford, Connecticut. Tudor and Dutch design sources supplied the inspiration.
FIGURE 910
Five drawer highboy in the Queen Anne style with flat top, slender cabriole legs, and triple-arch base, c. 1720-50.
FIGURE 911
Painted highboy in the William and Mary style with six trumpet legs, well-designed stretcher, and triple-arch skirt. Each drawer displays a playful chinoiserie composition. All side panels and lower skirt are painted. c. 1700-1710.
FIGURE 917
The decorator utilized the three drawer faces as an entire facade starting at the bottom and building upward with curving scrolls and tulip forms. Intro duction of bird forms adds life and gaiety. Made in Guilford, c. 1710
FIGURE 918
Painted chest rendered in more vigorous strokes than usual. Drawer panels look similar, but there are minor variations.

FIGURE 929
Small chest, about twenty inches long, with gadroon beaded molding top and bottom and skirt of scallop design. Tulip forms appear in original compositions: arboreal arrangement on each side and a ringlet at the center.

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