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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3022M Marlborough
August 13, 2017 10:00AMCalender

Red-painted Fan-carved Maple High Chest of Drawers

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3022M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 13, 2017 10:00AM


Red-painted Fan-carved Maple High Chest of Drawers, Massachusetts, c. 1740-60, flat-molded cornice above five drawers in upper section, set into lower section of long drawer and three short drawers, the central carved with a fan, on straight apron joining cabriole legs, replaced pulls, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 72 1/2, wd. 37 1/2, dp. 19 1/2 in.

Provenance: Lynch & Graham, Haverhill, Massachusetts; from a southern Massachusetts estate, c. 1970s.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

old crusty surface has been spot cleaned in one place on lower case and another on upper case drawerfront, revealing figured maple. Pulls are early 19th century replacements. Most of the knee returns are missing - there is one left. There is a chance that the skirt has been made straight - i.e. that some shaped pendants have been cut off - if so, it happened long ago. the mid molding has a likely original splice. There are at least 4 small losses to thumbmolding on drawers. one foot is missing a couple of chunks.

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