Rare Chippendale Cherry Carved Chest-on-Chest
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Rare Chippendale Cherry Carved Chest-on-Chest, probably southern New Hampshire, late 18th century, the top section with molded swan's-neck cresting terminating in whorl rosettes centering a fan-carved plinth flanked by flame and ball finials on plinths above the fluted engaged pilasters and five graduated thumbmolded drawers, set into lower section with conformingly shaped molding and case of four graduated drawers, all on four boldly shaped ogee bracket feet centering a shaped and pierced pendant, original brass pulls and escutcheons, original surface in exceptionally well-preserved condition, (very minor imperfections), ht. 87 1/2, wd. 40, dp. 19 1/2 in.
Provenance: New Hampshire, family descent from original owner.
Some lossed to tumbmolding on drawers; lacks center finial;