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PROPERTY FROM THE DUDLEY & CONSTANCE GODFREY FOUNDATION

Very Rare Pilgrim Century Carved and Joined Oak Chest with Drawer, Attributed to John Savell (1642-1687), Braintree, Massachusetts, Circa 1670
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE DUDLEY & CONSTANCE GODFREY FOUNDATION

Very Rare Pilgrim Century Carved and Joined Oak Chest with Drawer, Attributed to John Savell (1642-1687), Braintree, Massachusetts, Circa 1670
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Very Rare Pilgrim Century Carved and Joined Oak Chest with Drawer, Attributed to John Savell (1642-1687), Braintree, Massachusetts, Circa 1670
retains an early, possibly original surface; lid is replaced and drawer lacking knobs.
Height 31 3/4 in. by Width 55 1/2 in. by Depth 21 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Adam A. Weschler & Son, Inc., May 20, 2006, lot 485.

Literature

Robert F. Trent, Erik K. Gronning and Joshua W. Lane, "Dutch Joinery in 17th-Century Windsor, Connecticut," Maine Antique Digest, Vol. 35:8 (August 2007), 8D - 13D.

Catalogue Note

This joinery and carving detail on this chest attribute it to the Savell shop explained in depth in Peter Follansbee's and John D. Alexander's article "Seventeenth-Century Joinery from Braintree, Massachusetts: The Savell Shop Tradition," American Furniture 1996, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone foundation 1996), pp. 81-104.  The carving details in the upper corners of the panels and the horizontal "bar" flanking the central drawer medallion associate this chest to the work of John Savell (1642-1687).  This chest is particularly noteworthy in that it appears to retain its original red wash.

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