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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY LOU SHARTLE, NEW MEXICO

VERY FINE AND RARE PILGRIM CENTURY CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED WHITE PINE SIX-BOARD CHEST WITH DRAWER, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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1414

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY LOU SHARTLE, NEW MEXICO

VERY FINE AND RARE PILGRIM CENTURY CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED WHITE PINE SIX-BOARD CHEST WITH DRAWER, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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VERY FINE AND RARE PILGRIM CENTURY CARVED AND PAINT-DECORATED WHITE PINE SIX-BOARD CHEST WITH DRAWER, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700

Provenance

Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts, January 23, 1982, sale 5114, lot 318A.

Literature

Judith and Martin Miller, The Antiques Directory: Furniture, (New York: Portland house, 1985), p. 80, no. 6.

Catalogue Note

This chest is in remarkable untouched condition and retains a majority of its original paint decoration.  Only one other six-board American chest in the collection of Winterthur Museum (acc. no. 2014.0007) is known with such an elaborately carved front. Typically six-board chest from the Connecticut River Valley have crease molded fronts or are sometimes carved with the initials of the original owner.  For an in-depth review of the form see William N. Hosley, Jr. and Philip Zea, “Decorated Board chests of the Connecticut River Valley,” Magazine Antiques, May 1981, pp. 1146-51 and Robert Trent, American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts, 1660-1830 / The Milwaukee Art Museum and The Layton Art Collection, ed. Gerald W.R. Ward, (New York: Hudson Hills Press,1991), p. 39-40, entry for no. 6.

Important Americana

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New York