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Details & Cataloguing

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The Crowninshield, Mifflin, and Frothingham Families Very Fine Classical Carved and Figured Mahogany Chest of Drawers with Matching Dressing Glass, Boston, Massachusetts, 1825-1830
appears to retain its original pressed glass and cast brass hardware.
Height 72 3/4 in. by Width 45 in. by Depth 23 in.
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Provenance

Benjamin Crowninshield to his daughter;
Mary Boardman Crowninshield (m. 1835 Dr. Charles Mifflin) to their daughter;
Eugenia Mifflin (m. Edward Frothingham) to their daughter;
Olga Frothingham (m. Langdon Frothingham) to their daughter;
Eugenia Frothingham (m. Perceville Hall Lombard) to their daughter;
Natalie Brooks Lombard;
Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc., New York.

Description

The design of this chest and dressing glass was inspired by plate LXII and plate CI in George Smith's The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide (Jones & Co., London, 1828).  Although the plates were published individually in September and December 1826, it is unlikely that they would have been known to a Salem or Boston cabinetmaker before 1827.  George Smith's work, perhaps the most influential of the English Regency, was very unpopular among cabinetmakers in Boston, a city dominated by English taste in furniture.

The combination of two pieces of an English pattern book into a single American commission is very rare.

Important Americana

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New York