Chippendale Cherry Carved Scroll-top Chest-on-Chest
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
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."
four spurs on the feet have been patched; original finials; minor patch to thumbmolding; minor patch to crest.