07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Georgian Mahogany Chest on Chest

$5,925$5,000
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Georgian Mahogany Chest on Chest, 18th century, cornice with broken pediment and central urn finial above edges and frieze carved with dentil molding and blind fretwork; upper section with two short drawers over three long drawers all flanked by blind fretwork stiles; lower section with three long drawers, on ogee bracket feet, ht. 85, wd. 45 1/2, dp. 23 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Area just under cornice with losses to molding; piece of cockbeading off upper right drawer but present and some replacements to cockbeading; back edge of upper right section with long crack and patch; some honeycombing to veneers throughout front; lowe sides both with shrinkage cracks; bowed veneer to lowest traversing rail; piece broken off foot but present; age typical additional defects; good timber.