08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Federal Cherry and Bird's-eye Maple and Mahogany Veneer Half Sideboard

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 14, 2011 10:00AM


Federal Cherry and Bird's-eye Maple and Mahogany Veneer Half Sideboard, made in the shop of Hastings Warren (1779-1845), Middlebury, Vermont, 1814, the cockbeaded inlaid drawers with opalescent Sandwich glass pulls, added in 1833, (old refinish), ht. 39 1/2, case wd. 40 1/2, dp. 19 in.

Literature: See Zogry, pp. 64-65, cat. no. 28.

Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, 1765-1850, The Bennington Museum, 1995, catalogue number 28; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.

Note: An inscription on the underside of the top right hand drawer traces the history of the piece. It reads in part "Huldah Chipman's daughter of Maj'r Gen. Timothy F. Chipman. Purchased of Brig. Gen. Hastings Warren of Middlebury, Vt./Shoreham, Vt./Nov'm. 1814."
Zogry notes "no piece of Vermont furniture is better documented than this one, which descended for 125 years in an unbroken matriarchal line from the original owner, a member of one of Addison County's most prominent early families."

Estimate $4,000-6,000


Vermont, Middlebury, Hastings Warren, Shelburne Museum, The Bennington Museum, Shelburne, Timothy F. Chipman, Brig. Gen., Addison County, New England