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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Very Fine and Rare Queen Anne Carved Cherrywood High Chest of Drawers, Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, circa 1745
Estimate
15,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Very Fine and Rare Queen Anne Carved Cherrywood High Chest of Drawers, Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, circa 1745
Estimate
15,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets

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Very Fine and Rare Queen Anne Carved Cherrywood High Chest of Drawers, Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, circa 1745

Provenance

Samuel T. Freeman Auctions, October 1975;
Israel Sack Inc., New York

Catalogue Note

This remarkable high chest-of-drawers is perhaps one of the most elaborate and fully developed Queen Anne example made in the Delaware Valley.  With its superbly carved shells and sunflowers, it has only two known counterparts, both of which closely follow its basic design. One is illustrated by Jack L. Lindsey in Worldly Goods, The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758, (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999), pp. 68-9, 143, fig. 93, no. 40, and a second was sold at Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints and Folk Art, October 9, 2002, sale 1129, lot 239 and sold for $119, 500.  Another high chest in a private collection and illustrated in Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House, (Providence, RI: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1986), p. 29, fig. 33 exhibits a number of design similarities.

Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets

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New York