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June 4, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Small Red-painted Pine Storage Chest with Cutout Ends

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2898M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: June 04, 2016 10:00AM


Small Red-painted Pine Storage Chest with Cutout Ends, possibly Harvard, Massachusetts, c. 1820-40, old red finish, brass lock, leather straps, cotter pin hinges, four-board chest with semicircle arch on each end, bottom set in and nailed through from the outside, front and back joints are rabbeted with nails, top is a single board with shaped cleats under ends, commercial lock with brass oval escutcheon, top overhanging the front edge is beaded, (leather straps are replacements), ht. 18 1/4, wd. 30, dp. 11 1/2 in.

Provenance: Given to Erhart Muller by Mrs. Dora Avery who was Connie Thayer's step-mother, and who sold the South Family Buildings to the Warners, Harvard, Massachusetts.

Exhibitions: Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts, fall 1988.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Dora Avery, Connie Thayer