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PROPERTY FROM THE DUDLEY AND CONSTANCE GODFREY FOUNDATION

Very Fine and Rare Pilgrim Century Carved Oak and Chestnut Document Box, Attributed to William Savell Sr. (w. 1639-1669), Braintree, Massachusetts, Circa 1660
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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727

PROPERTY FROM THE DUDLEY AND CONSTANCE GODFREY FOUNDATION

Very Fine and Rare Pilgrim Century Carved Oak and Chestnut Document Box, Attributed to William Savell Sr. (w. 1639-1669), Braintree, Massachusetts, Circa 1660
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Very Fine and Rare Pilgrim Century Carved Oak and Chestnut Document Box, Attributed to William Savell Sr. (w. 1639-1669), Braintree, Massachusetts, Circa 1660
appears to retain its original surface. lacks till.
Height 7 5/8 in. by Width 21 1/2 in. by Depth 12 5/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

This exceptional document box is is one of only three surviving pieces by progenitor of the Savell shop tradition, William Savell Sr. (w. 1639-1669).  The others are a chest at the Smithsonian  Institution and  a cupboard fragment at Winterthur Museum (see Peter Follansbee and John D. Alexander, "Seventeenth-Century Joinery from Braintree, Massachusetts: The Savell Shop Tradition," American Furniture 1996, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone foundation 1996), pp. 81-104). All three pieces have their fronts secured to their sides by wooden pegs. Peter Follansbee has noted that there are many other direct quotes in the carved patterns of this box, linking it to the carved joined chests. Among these are the “broken” concave outline on its sides, as well as the gouge-chopped decoration just outside the lunette.

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