Rest assured if we come across an authentic William and Mary highboy we would not take such liberties. But we figured something that is most likely mid-century can be slightly altered.
This is what it looked like when we got it. And boy did we think it was hideous. But there was something about it that captured RM's attention. Probably it's relationship to alcohol.
The result is part French Provincial (per RM) and part Art Deco (per Wife), but completely awesome if we do say so ourselves. Makes this woman want to pour herself a martini. And all I did was carry it down and up the steps. Which is actually quite a lot, in my opinion.