Cherry lowboy with vine carving and ball & claw feet
Eliphalet Chapin was trained in Philadelphia and brought his furniture making business to the Connecticut River Valley in the second half of the 18th century. This Lowboy is a virtual reproduction of a "dressing table" by Chapin and is based upon measurings, photographs, and analysis of the original courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society Museum. It features hand carved ball and claw feet and vine carving along with turned and fluted quarter columns. The primary wood is Cherry and the secondary is Poplar.
This piece was purchased by a client near Milwaukee who, after purchase, commissioned a refinishing job on the lowboy. We sent sample finishes back and forth before deciding on one that beautifully approximates the original lowboy's current, antique appearance. Now, the piece attractively compliments the owner's wall art and objects of art.