VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795
VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795
VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795
VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795
VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795
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VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

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Lot Details

Description

VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRYWOOD SCALLOP-TOP CHEST OF DRAWERS, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1795


appears to retain its original surface.

Height 34 ¼ in. by Width 41 ½ in. by Depth 22 ½ in.

Condition Report

hardware replaced

Secondary wood: basswood


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana and Silver, June 17, 1999, sale 7329, lot 164;

Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut.

Catalogue Note

In exceptional condition and retaining its original surface, this cherrywood chest of drawers is an important survival of Connecticut River Valley case furniture displaying four graduated inlaid drawers, fluted brass capped quarter columns, and a rare scalloped overhanging top. The ogee bracket feet were once fitted with casters likely installed early in its life to make it portable. Three small extant holes toward the rear of the top indicate it may have been originally fitted with a dressing mirror.


A closely related chest by the same maker is in a private collection. Purchased by the current owners in White River Junction, Vermont, that chest similarly displays a scalloped overhanging top, fluted quarter columns with brass capitals and bases, and drawers within a beaded surround. It also has three small holes, now pinned, at the rear of the top and was formerly fitted for a dressing mirror.

Triumphant Grace: Important Americana from the Collection of Barbara and Arun Singh
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