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Rare Federal Mahogany Veneer Cellarette

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2567B
Lot:
335
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2567B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 05, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Federal Mahogany Veneer Cellarette, attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1810-15, the hinged top with crossbanded border opens to a interior of twelve compartments, on a slightly projecting molded and cockbeaded base, and ring-turned tapering reeded legs ending in casters, old brass bail handles, brass knob appears to be original, old finish, (minor imperfections), ht. 31 1/4, wd. 21, dp. 16 in.

Provenance: James Russell Lowell, Boston.

Note: Harvard graduate James Russell Lowell was born in 1819 and was best known as an American poet, satirist, and abolitionist.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

missing crossbanding on top, patch above escutcheon.

Keywords

James Russell Lowell, Thomas Seymour, poet, Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States ambassadors to Spain, United States ambassadors to the United Kingdom

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