VERY RARE MINIATURE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1780
VERY RARE MINIATURE CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1780
appears to retain its original brass pulls.
Height 16 ¼ in. by Width 14 ⅜ in. by Depth 9 in.
Diagonal loss to proper lower right corner of bottom drawer. Secondary Wood: poplar
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.
The carving on this miniature chest relates directly to that found on furniture made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. For related pieces see John J. Snyder Jr. “The Bachman Attributions: A Reconsideration,” Magazine Antiques 105, no. 5 (May 1974): 1056–65; also John J. Snyder Jr., “Carved Chippendale Case Furniture from Lancaster, Pennsylvania,” Magazine Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 964–75.