The Cherrytree Family
New England (Connecticut Valley) Fowler
.62 caliber, 46" octagon to round barrel, plain maple stock
L&R Queen Anne lock
.62 caliber (20 gauge); 46" smoothbore, octagonal to round barrel; L&R Queen Anne lock; plain maple stock; brass furniture, early butt plate with inletted finial, icanthus leaf trigger guard. Taken from an original pattern made by Joseph Chapin near Windsor Connecticut, (#115.MM in George Neumann's "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution").
The sharply curved stock (of French influence) achieves an extremely delicate and graceful profile and shoulders and balances surprisingly well.