08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Rare and Important Federal Tiger Maple and Mahogany, Flame Birch and Bird's-eye Maple Veneer Inlaid Bureau

$65,175$55,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Rare and Important Federal Tiger Maple and Mahogany, Flame Birch and Bird's-eye Maple Veneer Inlaid Bureau, Rutland, Vermont, 1805-15, replaced brasses, refinished, (minor imperfections), ht. 41 1/2, case wd. 42, top dp. 20 1/4 in.

Provenance: Nathan Liverant and Son; Israel Sack, Inc.; Christie's New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art and Decorative Arts, June 23, 1993, lot 204, pp. 132-33.

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

Literature: see Zogry, pp. 38-39, cat. no. 12; American Antiques in Israel Sack Collection, Volume VII (New York, 1983), p. 1709; William Hosley, Jr., "Vermont Furniture 1790-1830," in Old Time New England, Volume 72 (SPNEA, Boston, 1987), fig. 1981; and Hosley (III), p. 72.
Estimate $50,000-75,000

small shrinkage cracks at the base of the two sides, minor shrinkage cracks to veneer, one backboard possibly replaced,

Keywords

Vermont, Israel Sack Inc., Maple Veneer Inlaid Bureau, Rutland, Nathan Liverant and Son, Shelburne Museum, Bennington Museum, Bennington, Shelburne, William Hosley , Jr.