John C. R. Tompkins Antiques, Millbrook, New York.
A nearly identical chest with a history in Lyme, Connecticut is discussed and illustrated in Minor Myers, Jr. and Edgar deN. Mayhew, New London County Furniture, 1640-1840, (New London, CT: Lyman Allyn Museum, 1974).
Sticker depicting a chair next to a tripod candlestand with a candle on it above the text SOLD BY JOHN C. R. TOMPKINS ANTIQUES MILLBROOK, N.Y. Bottom 1-2 of rear foot facings patched. Refinished. Two scroll tips on feet patched.
Secondary wood: white pine and chestnut In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.