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Very Fine and Rare Chippendale Mahogany Reverse-Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Boston, Massachusetts, Circa 1780

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Property from an Important Massachusetts Collection

Very Fine and Rare Chippendale Mahogany Reverse-Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Boston, Massachusetts, Circa 1780

Very Fine and Rare Chippendale Mahogany Reverse-Serpentine Chest of Drawers, Boston, Massachusetts, Circa 1780

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

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Property from an Important Massachusetts Collection

Very Fine and Rare Chippendale Mahogany Reverse-Serpentine Chest of Drawers

Boston, Massachusetts

Circa 1780


Appears to retain its original cast brass hardware.

Height 32 3/4 in. by Width 36 in. by Depth 22 in.; Case Width 32 7/8 in.

In overall very fine condition. Secondary wood: white pine. Proper left side knee return replaced. Shrinkage cracks to either side of case. Brass hardware appears to be replaced.


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Of rare diminutive size and with finely articulated bold claw feet, this serpentine chest of drawers represents an expensive case form made in the Colonial Boston area during the eighteenth century. It has survived with its original brass hardware and an old dry surface.  It is nearly identical to the Rowe Family chest offered in these rooms at the Important Americana, January 21, 2018, sale 9805, lot 831.