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The Captain Samuel Cook Mahogany Veneer Liquor Chest and Six Gilt-decorated Blown Glass Bottles

Auction:
3320T
Lot:
1090
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3320T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 26, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

The Captain Samuel Cook Mahogany Veneer Liquor Chest and Six Gilt-decorated Blown Glass Bottles, England or America, early 19th century, the top with curved front hinged above a fitted interior housing six bottles and one small stemmed glass, all with gilt decoration, overall ht. 9 3/4 in., together with two carte-de-visites, one of Captain Cook, the other of Caroline (Chittenden) Cook.

Provenance: Passed from the family of Captain Samuel Cook to the Chittenden family after Captain Cook's death in 1876.

Note: Captain Samuel Cook began his career at sea in 1798 at the age of 14, and according to a note accompanying this "grog chest," "his life afloat was uniformly successful."
Estimate $800-1,200

one botte broken, one glass missing.


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Keywords

Samuel Cook, Chittenden, British people, Cook, Glass bottle, Humans, James Cook, Occupations, United Kingdom, Caroline (Chittenden) Cook

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