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