899
899

IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOBBI AND RALPH TERKOWITZ

Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid Mahogany and Birchwood Serpentine Tilt-Top Candlestand, attributed to Heman Ellis (1777-1816), Nantucket, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Estimate
5,0007,000
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899

IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOBBI AND RALPH TERKOWITZ

Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid Mahogany and Birchwood Serpentine Tilt-Top Candlestand, attributed to Heman Ellis (1777-1816), Nantucket, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid Mahogany and Birchwood Serpentine Tilt-Top Candlestand, attributed to Heman Ellis (1777-1816), Nantucket, Massachusetts, circa 1805
retains a dark rich probably original surface. 
Height 30 1/4 in. by Width 20 5/8 in. by Depth 21 in.
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Provenance

The Cobbs Auctioneers, Peterborough, New Hampshire, July 11, 2009;
Peter Eaton Antiques, Newbury, Massachusetts.

Catalogue Note

One of perhaps a dozen stands of this type known, this one is the only example made of mahogany with inlaid roses at the center of the top and in each corner.  It is distinctive for its reeded shaft and checkerboard inlay on its post below the urn. A nearly identical stand is illustrated in Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850, (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2009), p. 218, pl. 75.2.

Important Americana

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New York