William and Mary Highboy Designs
"Masterpieces of Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings" by Verna Cook Salomonsky may have a highboy. You can visit the Yale museum and take your own photos - they have quite a few highboys.
From contributor B:
Lester Margon's "Construction of American Furniture Treasures" includes an "Early Trumpet-Legged Colonial Highboy." FWW's period furniture book discusses highboys, but I don't recall what period.
The Margon book has a 1690 highboy with the traditional 6 leg configuration. The drawing is adequate but lacks construction details if you need them. FWW “Making Period Furniture” has several QA highboys, including the Carlyle Lynch drawing with modestly more detail that would cross over for all but the legs. Gottshall's “Making Antique Furniture Reproductions” has a QA lowboy drawing that shows a bit more detail on the construction. Osburn & Osburn's “Measured Drawings of Early American Furniture” has a 1710-1720 highboy in a four leg configuration with good detail on the legs, some sections for the molding, but little detail on the structure. The design is simpler than the six leg configuration.
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It is said often that the Queen Anne style is a simpler and delicate version of similar furniture to the preceding William and Mary style. So your best bet may be to do a highboy with smaller tear drop style pulls with no keyhole plates (characteristic of William and Mary style) with elaborate neoclassical carvings and turned legs. The cabriole leg was after William and Mary and Very Queen Anne, but a lot of marquetry and scrolling is William and Mary consistent.
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