1720
1720

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS

VERY FINE AND RARE FEDERAL INLIAD AND FIGURED MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD, AND BIRCHWOOD CHEST OF DRAWERS, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CIRCA 1805
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1720

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS

VERY FINE AND RARE FEDERAL INLIAD AND FIGURED MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD, AND BIRCHWOOD CHEST OF DRAWERS, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CIRCA 1805
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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VERY FINE AND RARE FEDERAL INLIAD AND FIGURED MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD, AND BIRCHWOOD CHEST OF DRAWERS, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CIRCA 1805
bears an impressed mark to the backboard G. McClean, appears to retain original cast brass hardware and carrying handles.
Height 38 1/4 in. by Width 40 3/4 in. by Depth 21 1/8 in.
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Provenance

George McClean (d. 1820, Portsmouth, New Hampshire).

Catalogue Note

George McClean (d. 1820), a Portsmouth ship captain and merchant, married Anna Frye in 1806.  Upon his death, their home on Congress Street was sold to Supply Ham for $1,425, while the contents of the house were valued at $824.97 and included: "one Sopha [$] 14" in the parlor and "one Sopha $8 on Pembroke Table $4" in the front sitting room (old series, docket 10175, Rockingham County, [N.H] Probate.)1

1 Brock Jobe [et al.], Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, (Boston, Massachusetts: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1993), p. 433.

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