Important Americana: Furniture and Folk Art

Important Americana: Furniture and Folk Art

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Property from the Collection of a Founding Family of Connecticut

Fine and Rare Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Chest-on-Chest, Signed by Bates How (b. 1776), Northwestern Connecticut, circa 1780

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January 21, 04:05 PM GMT

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15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details

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Property from the Collection of a Founding Family of Connecticut

Fine and Rare Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Chest-on-Chest

Signed by Bates How (b. 1776)

Northwestern Connecticut

circa 1780


Interior of upper backboard inscribed BATES HOW and inside face of proper left small drawer back inscribed Bates How.

Height 80 1/2 in. by Width 45 3/4 in. by Depth 22 in.

Israel Sack, Inc., New York;
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April 1, 2005, lot 1498;
Christie’s, New York, The Collection of Marguerite and Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut, January 18, 2008, lot 601.
Derin Bray, Edward S. Cooke, and Ann Y. Smith, To Please Any Taste: The Furniture and Furniture Makers of Litchfield County, 1780-1830 (Litchfield, CT: Litchfield Historical Society, 2008), pp. 45, fig. 15;
Israel Sack, Inc., American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, Vol. II (Alexandria, VA: Highland House Publishers, 1988), p. 331, no. 820;
Yale University Library, Israel Sack, Inc., Archive, Acc. No. 2359.