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Chippendale Cherry Carved Scroll-top Chest-on-Chest

Auction:
2482
Lot:
82
Sold for:
$44,438$37,500

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

Description:

Chippendale Cherry Carved Scroll-top Chest-on-Chest, Connecticut Valley, late 18th century, the upper section with molded swan's neck cresting centering a carved plinth and urn and ring-turned tapering finial and flanking finials, above a central thumbmolded fan-carved drawer, conformingly shaped drawers, and four graduated drawers below, all flanked by spiral-turned quarter columns with lambrequin capitals and bases, set into lower section with molded base on bracket feet with platforms, original brasses, mellow patina, (very minor repairs), ht. 84 1/4, wd. 40, dp. 20 1/2 in.

Provenance: Catherine Wells Hoyt's old home, The Ensign John Sheldon House, also known at the Old Indian House, Deerfield, Massachusetts, by descent to present owners.

Note: According to Dean A. Fales, Jr., in The Furniture of Historic Deerfield(E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1976), "the Old Indian House was built in 1698 and was ravaged during the Indian massacre of 1704. A later owner, David Hoyt, ran the house as a tavern, being finally dismantled in 1848. The front door of the house, which suffered during the massacre, is preserved in Memorial Hall in Deerfield."
Estimate $30,000-50,000

four spurs on the feet have been patched; original finials; minor patch to thumbmolding; minor patch to crest.

Keywords

Deerfield, Cherry Carved, Connecticut Valley, Catherine Wells Hoyt, Ensign, Massachusetts, Dean A. Fales , Jr., E.P. Dutton & Co., later owner, David Hoyt, Memorial Hall, Chest, Deerfield, Massachusetts, Roofs

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