Antique English George II Lowboy
The Antique English George II lowboy was a favorite piece of furniture in 18th century England and America.
It was originally used as a dressing table and a writing table. In the early Georgian period you can see the more elegant examples with carved knees and pad feet.
In the early George II Period, this piece might have been called a “red walnut” lowboy in England. The story was that this was the very first form of mahogany used after the walnut trees were decimated in the 1730’s. This early mahogany has a distinctive grain. It was called “red walnut” by the top end cabinet makers. You can just imagine said cabinet makers worrying about this new timber and how to sell it to the old fashioned nobility and coming up with the let’s baffle them theory!
Today, this piece makes a lovely side table next to a sofa or a bed. It can be in an entrance or on any wall with a nice lamp and painting or mirror above it.
The dimensions are: