Israel Sack, Inc., New York; David Brooks Gendron; Christie's New York, October 5, 2000, lot 75; Northeast Auctions, Manchester, New Hampshire, Annual Summer Americana Auction, August 7, 2010, lot 857.
Similar chests are illustrated in the catalog for the New York City Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Furniture & Glass....For the Benefit of the National Council of Girl Scouts, Inc., September 25 through October 9, 1929, no. 568; and American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection, volume 7, (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishing, 1983), p. 1718-1719.
Age splits to the veneered surface and to the sides of the case. Old age crack to the bottom boards of the long drawers. There is a patch to the backboard of each upper drawers of the lower case, each approximately 2 1/2" x 4."
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