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William & Mary Oyster Veneered Chest of Drawers

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
6
Sold for:
$4,444$3,750

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

William & Mary Oyster Veneered Chest of Drawers, 18th century, oyster veneer to top, sides, and front surfaces, with two short over three long graduated drawers, on stemmed bun feet, ht. 37 1/4, wd. 38 1/4, dp. 23 1/4 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

The drawer faces have old re-veneer, severe shrinkage cracks to both sides, with related areas of veneer lifting. holes to some of the "oysters" from flaws in wood. loss to approx. 1/3 of backboard. age typical wear, nicks, losses to veneer, and small spots of restoration.

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Cabinets, Chest of drawers, Furniture, Oyster

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