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Chippendale Mahogany Carved Block-front Slant-lid Desk

Auction:
2193
Lot:
793
Sold for:
$11,163$9,500

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Auction:
Sale #2193 - 2193
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
April 24, 2003 6:00PM

Description:

Chippendale Mahogany Carved Block-front Slant-lid Desk, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80.

Provenance: This piece descended in the family from Samuel Abbot, Esq. (1732-1812) of Andover, Massachusetts. He was one of the founders of the Andover Theological Seminary, which was dedicated in 1808, and a leading member for 59 years of the South Church in Andover. Samuel Abbot gave many gifts to the church, including money, a flagon, a bell, and a clock, according to Historical Sketches of Andover, Massachusetts, by Sarah L. Bailey, Boston, 1880.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Massachusetts, Samuel Abbot, Andover, South Church, leading member , Andover Theological Seminary, Sarah L. Bailey, Andover, Massachusetts