1069
1069

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS

Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany, Maple and Birchwood Bow-Front Chest of Drawers, Joshua Moody Cumston (1784-1835) and David Buckminster (1789-1849), Saco, Maine, Circa 1809-1816
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
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1069

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS

Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany, Maple and Birchwood Bow-Front Chest of Drawers, Joshua Moody Cumston (1784-1835) and David Buckminster (1789-1849), Saco, Maine, Circa 1809-1816
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
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Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany, Maple and Birchwood Bow-Front Chest of Drawers, Joshua Moody Cumston (1784-1835) and David Buckminster (1789-1849), Saco, Maine, Circa 1809-1816
appears to retain its original stamped and cast brass hardware marked HJ for Thomas Hand and William Jenkins of Birmingham, England.
Height 37 1/4 in. by Width 40 1/4 in. by Depth 22 1/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

With its brilliant crotch birchwood veneer framed with figured rosewood this chest is very similar to several bow-front chests made by Joshua Moody Cumston (1784-1835) and David Buckminster (1789-1849) who worked together in Saco, Maine between 1809 and 1816.  Similar chest were crafted in Portsmouth, New Hampshire This chest can be attributed to Saco, Maine due to the absence of spurred French feet and that the base string inlay does not goes straight across the skirt. Rather it stops at the drop panel in the skirt.  Portsmouth chests do not share these features. For additional information see Thomas Hardiman Jr., "Veneered furniture of Cumston and Buckminster, Saco, Maine", Magazine Antiques, 159: 5 (May 2001) 754-61 and Brock Jobe, Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, (Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1993), p. 114-5, no. 11 and 11A.

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