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October 25, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Carved Mahogany Chest-on-chest

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2855BLocation: BostonDate / Time: October 25, 2015 10:00AM


Carved Mahogany Chest-on-chest, Boston or Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1760-80, the top section with molded and scrolled cresting with floral terminals centering an urn and flame finial over a cockbeaded case of a central fan-carved drawer flanked by two short drawers over four long drawers, flanked by engaged, fluted pilasters, on a base of four drawers all on bracket feet centering a pendant, old refinish, old replaced brasses, (minor imperfections),ht. 84, case wd. 41 3/4, dp. 20 3/4 in.

Provenance: Note affixed to drawer interior reads: "This chest was originally owned by Henry Jackson, son of Jonathon Jackson of Newburyport and Boston. Henry was captain of his sailing ship in which he went everywhere..."
Estimate $8,000-12,000

glued block replaced, one bracket foot with break, slight repair to right side of top,

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Henry Jackson, Jonathon Jackson, Newburyport, Salem