I built this cherry highboy about 25 years ago along with some other pieces of early American style furniture. I modeled it after an 18th century piece pictured in Wallace Nutting's Furniture Treasury. His picture had no scale so I assumed that the smallest dimension of the cabriole legs was 1 inch. Using that as the basis for my scale, I scaled and drew a plan from his photo and built it. Years later, I saw that same highboy featured in Antiques Magazine along with actual dimensions which I compared to mine. I was 1/2 inch off in height! I made the legs from a timber that had been cut in the 1940s from the area now flooded by Lake Dardanelle. Its got 244 hand cut dovetails and has served as my dresser since I built it. The cherry has aged to a beautiful deep reddish brown.