Chest of Drawers, Molded Tall Chest, Two over Four Drawers
Connecticut River Valley
Circa 1740 to 1780 - SOLD
Boldly profiled crown molding above the molded case featuring two short drawers over four long drawers; the case is raised on a robustly molded base resting on double-ogee cutout feet joined by an outstanding and sophisticated skirt. (Cyma recta, reversa, and cavetto profiles) Backboards are original; albeit that the brasses are old-they are not original; old refinish with tint recently added. Dimensions: 56" H, 40" W, 21.5" D.
645-1 - SOLD
Five Drawer Tall Chest, Queen Anne, Traces of Original Red
Maple - SOLD
Beautiful and bold crown molding over case with five graduated overhanging-thumb-molded drawers raised on molded applied bracket base. Excellent condition; replaced brasses.
(Dimensions: 49.75" H, 39.75" W, 18.5" D.)
640-9 - SOLD
Chest on Frame, Queen Anne
Probably New Hampshire
Constructed of maple; outstanding flat molded cornice above a case of six thumb-molded graduated drawers, set into a molded frame with superior scalloped skirt raised on cabriole legs having crisp ridge and retaining original carved returns; raised on turned pad feet. The chest, with traces of old surface has a dry patina. Minor imperfections include three very small lip-corner-repairs.
Other extremely minor imperfections and replaced brasses.
(Height: 66.5 inches; width: 39 inches; depth: 21.25 inches.)
Tall Chest, Six Drawers, Curly Maple
The dovetailed case having applied crown molding above six graduated overhanging, thumb molded drawers, raised on molded applied bracket base. The chest remains in generally excellent condition with only as expected minor imperfections; brasses replaced. (Height: 50.25 inches; width: 36 inches; depth: 17.5 inches)
Tall Chest, Queen Anne
MA RI CT Border
White pine with chestnut drawer bottoms
The flat molded cornice above a dovetailed case of five graduated thumb-molded drawers raised on a molded bracket base. Old salmon-tan paint over blue. Typical lip losses and replaced brasses. (Height: 48.75 inches; width: 42.5 inches; depth: 19.5 inches.)
Chest of Drawers, Tall Chest, Six Drawers, Queen Anne
Maple with pine sides - SOLD
Crown molding above a case containing six overhanging, thumb molded, graduated drawers raised on applied bracket base. Condition: generally excellent with only one spur on left proper rear foot restored; brasses have been replaced in the original borings; old refinish. (Height: 54.5 inches; width: 39.75 inches; depth: 20.25 inches)
264-48 - SOLD
Tall Chest, Six Drawer
Attributed to Nathan Lombard (1777 to 1847)
Cherry, pine secondary wood, old surface with good patina
This six-drawer chest is attributed to Nathan Lombard, of southern Worcester County; probably Sutton, Massachusetts.
The boldly molded cornice is above a deep-top-rail with applied molding; dovetailed case with six graduated-drawers having incised beading at outside edges. The case is raised on a cove-molded base resting on shaped bracket feet featuring scalloped and lobed returns stylistically within the Lombard shop tradition as are other construction features. The wooden pulls are replacements with all else fine. (Height: 52 7/8-inches; width: 37.25-inches; depth: 16.75-inches.)
LITERATURE: "American Furniture 1998", published by the Chipstone Foundation and edited by Luke Bekerdite, having an in-depth article, "Sophistication in Rural Massachusetts, the Inlaid Cherry Furniture of Nathan Lombard" by Brock Jobe and Clark Pearce, which concludes by stating, "Nathan Lombard's furniture attests to his success during the early nineteenth century. Evidence suggests that he offered a range of standard forms that could be transformed through the application of pictorial inlays, and, to a lesser degree, carving. Colorful, exuberant, and highly individualistic, his furniture offers a tangible sign of the confidence and ambition of a style-conscious rural clientele. No contemporary Massachusetts furniture maker better represents the aspirations of the era."
Maple and pine
Bold crown molding above a case of six graduated, overhanging, thumb-molded drawers raised on applied bracket base. The surface was cleaned of later layers of paint; red stained surface has been restored; eagle brasses within original borings are replaced. (Case width: 37.5-inches; depth: 16.25-inches; height: 54-inches. The cornice molding measures 40.5 by 18-inches.)
New England Chest-On-Chest
Maple...and curly maple
Late 18th Century
An Untouched Survivor
Ancient and possibly original surface
This case piece is for the collector who desires nearly perfect two-to-one proportions, small size...a dry and possibly first surface and original brasses surrounded by a halo caused by 200 years of polishing. Yes, there are a six or seven drawer lip imperfections that are not offensive to one who appreciates such survivors; base is sans half of rear left foot profile...these losses are easily restored and colored. Constructed of maple; drawer fronts with some striping-white pine secondary wood including backboards. Great color and patina...
Height: 76.5-inches; top case measures 34 by 17 5/8-inches; bottom case measures 34 by 17 5/8-inches.
Painted Tall Chest
Early 19th Century
Wonderful original puce paint...white pine
As depicted, five graduated drawers within case raised on cutout base; turned wooden pulls appear to be original. This chest remains in superb original condition with only a small section of proper right front foot profile missing.
Dimensions: 50.75-inches high, 39.25-inches wide, 18.25-inches deep.
Late Sheraton Tall-Chest
Second quarter...19th century
Walnut, poplar and paint
The rectangular top with molded edge over a conforming case having recessed paneled sides and a protruding bonnet or blanket drawer...over three graduated drawers all of dovetail construction and with scratch beaded drawer molding. The case is raised on a slightly protruding base on turned legs. Spilt turned columns decorate the case, which retains its original red faux graining. Surface losses as depicted, however, a good-looking functional chest ready for use. Height: 45 inches; width: 41.75 inches; depth: 19.75 inches.
Seven Drawer Tall Chest
Circa 1780 to 1800 - SOLD
A true "tall-chest" constructed of maple...beneath the crown molding are seven overhanging lipped edge graduated drawers. The case is raised on an applied shaped bracket-base with unusual spur like returns. Minor imperfections such as two replaced backboards; one drawer lip repair and appropriately replaced brasses...all else very good including old dry surface. Height: 65 inches; Width: 39.25 inches; Depth: 17.5 inches.
393-2 - SOLD
Original brasses...six drawers
Maple, white pine, and chestnut - SOLD
The molded cornice above a case of six scratch-beaded graduated-drawers raised on a molded, dovetailed applied bracket foot base. Very nice ancient red surface. This chest remains in very good condition with only, as expected, minor imperfections. Rear left foot has been extended less than one-inch.
(Height: 53.5 inches; width: 38 inches; depth: 19.5 inches.)
581-3 - SOLD