NEW YORK, 21 January 2012 - The previously undocumented Exceptional Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Arnold Shell-Carved and Figured Mahogany High Chest of Drawers with Open Talons made by John Townsend in 1756, set an auction record for any high chest of drawers in selling for $3,554,500 (est. $2/3 million) in the Important Americana sale in New York.