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PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR

VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY REVERSE SERPENTINE SLANT-FRONT DESK, ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM KING, SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1775
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1557

PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR

VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY REVERSE SERPENTINE SLANT-FRONT DESK, ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM KING, SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1775
Estimate
25,00050,000
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VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY REVERSE SERPENTINE SLANT-FRONT DESK, ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM KING, SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1775
appears to retain its original cast brass hardware and traces of an early surface.
Height 44 1/2 by Width 42 1/4 in. by Depth 23 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Ex Collection of Timothy Pickering, Salem, Massachusetts;
Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2005, lot 149.

Catalogue Note

Another slant-front desk attributed to William King from The Collection of the Late Mrs. George Maurice Morris was sold at Christie's New York on January 22, 1983 (lot 310), and displays a similar gadrooning carved at the top of the bracket foot.  The Morris example is also illustrated in Antiques (November 1944, p. 262) as the frontispiece for the magazine.  On the opposite page of the Morris example (p. 263) there is a chest of drawers attributed to King that displays a near identical decorative drop as well as the gadrooning to the feet. 

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