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3417T Marlborough
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Rare Pine and Oak Carved Board Chest

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3417T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 03, 2020 12:00PM


Rare Pine and Oak Carved Board Chest, probably Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1695, the hinged top with demilune and sawtooth edge, above the nail-constructed box with star-punched initials "SE" and the date "1695" beneath the sheet iron escutcheon, with two panels centering a rosette bordered by demilune, dot, and star-punched designs, the oak sides with cutout ends, old refinish, ht. 27, wd. 45 1/2, dp. 17 3/4 in.

Provenance: A Boston area collection.

Literature: A similar chest with the same cutout ends is illustrated and discussed in Robert Blair, The Wrought Covenant, p. 49, figures 44 and 44a.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Robert Blair, Plymouth