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

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

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

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

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

17,640

USD

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.

Secondary wood is white pine. Lock in uppermost drawer of lower case replaced. Case refinished. Proper right side of upper case with shrinkage gap filled with 16 in. wide shim running from top to bottom of case side. Overall very fine condition. No significant blemishes or repairs.


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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.
Hartford, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Connecticut Furniture, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, November-December 1967, illus. no. 95 p. 57.
Litchfield County Historical Society, Litchfield County Furniture, 1730-1850, July-August 1969, illus. no. 30 p.52-53.