Chippendale Mahogany Carved Scroll-top Oxbow Chest-on-Chest, Boston or Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the top section with molded swan's neck cresting with carved terminals and three flame-carved and urn-turned finials, above the cockbeaded case of drawers centering a carved fan, on ogee bracket feet, original "pine tree" brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 84 1/2, bottom section case wd. 40, bottom section case dp. 20 in.
Provenance: The descendants of Sarah Orne Jewett, South Berwick, Maine.
back left foot reglued on base, finials with chips; center plinth with piece gone (not seen from front); both sides of top and bottom sections with shrinkage cracks; added platforms to the ogee bracket feet which make the piece taller than it would have been originally; base employs large frontal dovetail in its construction.