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Chippendale Mahogany Carved Slant-lid Desk

Auction:
2482
Lot:
71
Sold for:
$3,200$2,700

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Chippendale Mahogany Carved Slant-lid Desk, Benjamin Brown, 1777, Salem , Massachusetts, brasses appear to be original, refinished, (restored), ht. 44, wd. 42, dp. 22 in.

Note: An interior drawer is signed in ink, "Benjamin Brown made this desk in the year 1777."

Literature: Artists and Craftsman of Essex County, Massachusetts, by Henry Wyckoff Belknap, pub. The Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1927, on p. 31 lists Benjamin Brown as a cabinetmaker in Salem, and also that he purchased land there in 1767.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

the lid is a replacement; repairs and a couple replacments to base.

Keywords

Benjamin Brown, Salem, Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex Institute, cabinetmaker, Salem, Massachusetts, Witchcraft

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