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A VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY RED-PAINTED OAK, PINE, CEDRELA AND CEDAR DOCUMENT BOX, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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955
A VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY RED-PAINTED OAK, PINE, CEDRELA AND CEDAR DOCUMENT BOX, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York

A VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY RED-PAINTED OAK, PINE, CEDRELA AND CEDAR DOCUMENT BOX, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1700
retains an early red painted surface, as well as its original gimmal hinges and iron lock; interior fitted with two drawers.
Height 11 1/2 in. by Width 27 1/2 in. by Depth 19 in.; 29.2 by 69.9 by 48.6 cm.
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Provenance

Fred J. Johnston, Kingston, New York, May 1994;
Vogel Collection no. 597.

Exhibited

Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, 1609-1776, May 9 to October 12, 1986, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York.

Literature

Roderic H. Blackburn and Ruth Piwonka, Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, 1609-1776, (Albany, NY: Publishing Center for Cultural Resources for the Albany Institute of History and Art, 1988), no. 194, p. 177.

Catalogue Note

This box is a great rarity as very few Hudson River Valley document boxes were made and even fewer survive.  The Dutch, unlike the English, proudly displayed their family Bibles on tables or chests in their homes. Therefore, the need for a box to store the Bible was unnecessary.  This box is also notable for the detailed chip, punch, and compass decorative treatment on its corners, along with the use of applied exotic cedar and cedrela moldings and guilloche carved base molding.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York