Chest of Drawers, Blue Paint, Original Brasses, Hepplewhite
Early 19th Century
Maple, poplar and white pine - SOLD
The overhanging top above a case of three thumb-molded drawers raised on tall French feet joined by apron featuring a heat cut-out. The showy blue paint appears to have been applied by a visionary before trendy, sometime during the twentieth century. The chest is clean and very attractive.
(H: 40"; W: 40"; D: 17")
692-4 - SOLD
Chest, Four Drawers, Flame Birch, Original Condition
Possibly Joshua Emery (1788 to 1870)
Loudon Area, New Hampshire
Birch, birch veneers
The top with sting-inlayed edge and ovolo corners turned with concentric rings is above ring turned and tapering fluted-columns centering four drawers each ornamented by magnificently grained book-matched birch veneer within mahogany banding and applied bead moldings; inlaid shield-shaped keyhole escutcheons. The case is raised on turned legs joined by undulating front apron and arched side aprons. All aspects of this chest, including surface are original except turned wood pulls. This table is related to a cohesive group of furniture that remained in the Bachelder and Sanborn families, their ancestral homes only three-miles apart. The Emery shop was located five-miles from the Bachelder and Sanborn homes. (Other information available) Dimensions: 40.25" H, 42.25" W, and 21" D.
Federal Four Drawer Chest, Michael Allison
Eagle and Star Inlay, Original Eagle Bail Brasses
Inlaid mahogany, satinwood, tulip poplar, pine
Although not labeled, this outstanding chest is attributed to a group of documented pieces by the noted Allison shops of New York City. (Probably Michael Allison) The rectangular top over a case of four long drawers; the deep top drawer inlaid with a pair of eagle-and-eighteen star diamond-shaped panels; the case is raised on flaring French feet joined by shaped apron.
See Treasures of State, Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State by Clement Conger; butler's desk with same diamond inlay with dark field. Also, Federal Furniture and Decorative Arts at Boscobel by Berry Tracy, page 95, plate 63-for closely related chest with same eagle brasses. These brasses signed HJ for Hands and Jenkins. We note that there are three veneer patches; small piece at upper right corner of top drawer; two" at base (side) of each front foot.
Dimensions: 43.75" H, 44.75" W, 20.5" D.
Chippendale Serpentine Chest, Four Drawer, Original Brasses
Mahogany and white pine
A carved serpentine front chest featuring a projecting top with molded edge above conforming case having four graduated cockbeaded drawers on a molded base; raised on boldly pronounced shaped ogee feet with shaped returns.
Dimensions: 32.5" H, 39.75" top W, 22" top D, 36.5" case W, 19.75" case D.
Chest of Drawers, Original Paint Decoration
First Quarter 19th Century
White pine and poplar
A classic New England Federal period fancy painted case of drawers raised on tall cut-out French feet which center a drop panel. This chest and its surface remain in fine original condition; the brasses replaced within original borings. (Height: 36.5"; width: 41"; depth: 18.5")
Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, Oxbow
North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and pine, mahoganized surface - SOLD
The overhanging top with molded edges above a conforming oxbow case of four graduated drawers, raised on a molded base resting on outstanding claw and ball feet. This piece remains in superb condition; brasses may be original. (H: 35.75"; W: 38"; D: 21.25")
958-3 - SOLD
Ball Foot Chest of Drawers, William and Mary, Original Feet
Pine - SOLD
This four-drawer chest remains in a remarkably high state of originality; the moldings, drawer guides, backboards and feet are original.
The painted surface and decoration (dry surface) is modern and was inspired by a small group of distinctive examples from Essex County.
(H: 40.5"; W: 41.25"; D: 19.5".)
718-16 - SOLD
Chest, Four Drawer, Bow Front Chest
Mahogany, twelve panel - SOLD
The rectangular top with bow-front slightly overhangs the conforming case with four drawers having applied beaded edges; outstanding crotch birch panels framed by rosewood banding; centering magnificently grained veneered mahogany panels that are similarly cross banded and inlayed. The edge of top is inlayed as is the base with tall spurred French feet joined by a wonderfully shaped apron; note that the sting inlay goes straight across the skirt which is typical of Portsmouth shop traditions-as are the spurred French feet. Brasses are appropriate replacements; all feet are replaced. (H: 37.75"; W: 41.5"; D: 21 1/8")
270-40 - SOLD
Chest, Chippendale, Oxbow Shape, Blocked Ends
As depicted, a four-drawer chest having a molded rectangular top with reverse serpentine front edge, and blocked ends on a conforming case containing four graduated drawers with scratch-beaded edges on a molded base, raised on ogee bracket feet with scalloped returns. Although not original, the brasses are period; chest has good old color and patina. (H: 31.75"; W: 38.5"; D: 22.25".)
BOLDLY FIGURED CURLY MAPLE CHEST
Maple and pine
As depicted, with a bold overhanging serpentine shaped top above four graduated drawers; and diminutive size; the whole raised on a bold scrolled bracket base with dipped front apron having superb returns. A rare and desirable form created by a provincial craftsman from the Upper Connecticut River Valley, possibly as far north as Vermont; the chest shows design influences of the area from Hartford, Connecticut to North Hampton, Massachusetts. Minor restoration to left side of base and replaced knobs with all else fine. (Dimensions: 36.5" high, 36-inch case width, 18 1/8-inch case width, 42.5 by 21.5-inch top.)
Outstanding State Of Maine Chest Of Drawers
Red stain, mahogany, birds eye maple and smoke
decoration on oyster-white paint; original brasses
The masterful marriage of materials and stylistic elements used to make this three short drawer over four long drawer chest on tall feet combine to equal this powerful example. Details such as paneled sides, painted and decorated turned columns, mahogany veneer surrounding the birds eye maple drawer and other front facings and the mixed wood backsplash produce a bold and visually complex aesthetic.
The blocked top beneath conforming galley above painted and smoke decorated classical turned columns set on block plinths are supported by nine-inch turned legs.
This piece, without compromise, is constructed entirely of white pine, poplar and mahogany veneer and is structurally sound; retains original red stain, paint and brasses.
The case measures 43.75" wide; case depth is 19.75"; total height is 51"; this height produces the verticality necessary to balance the form and pleasing proportion; legs ad the necessary lift and verticality.
North Shore Massachusetts
Mahogany and Bold Curly Maple
Bow Front Chest
Circa 1780 to 1800
The solid mahogany bow-front top with cross-banded front edge inlay above a conforming case having four long drawers with applied beaded edges and cross banding inlay centered by outstanding bold curly maple veneer. The scalloped apron raised on flaring French feet with returns. The chest is in an old refinish with great color. (Width: 40.25; depth: 18.25; height: 37.25".)
A Fine Chippendale Oxbow Chest Of Drawers
The Tyler Family Chest
Massachusetts, probably Boston;
An outstanding example; superior solid mahogany with flaming grain; small compact size, exceptional base, bold serpentine outline and superb original brasses;
The rectangular top with molded edge oxbow front projecting above a conforming case with four long graduated drawers with molded drawer dividers raised on a molded base with outstanding tall ogee bracket feet having sharp and beautifully shaped returns. This chest retains its original brasses; construction technique commonly associated with eighteenth century Boston tradition. (Case width: 36"; depth 19"; height: 32". (We are researching and confirming genealogy; descended in the General John Tyler (Revolutionary War General; aide to George Washington) family within the maternal lineage.)
Grain Painted Four-Drawer Chest
Measures 39.75" in height, 41" in width and 16" in depth. This yellow grain painted chest has some minor restoration.
Fine And Rare Chest Of Drawers
Original Ball Feet
Red and white pine; maple feet
Eastern Massachusetts or Connecticut
Applied molding with bead over a case containing two short over four long drawers with molded edges; raised on a base with applied beaded molding above tall slightly compressed ball-feet on full tapering conical supports. This example with exceptional proportions and no structural restoration is in an old thinning brown/red wash over original red stain. Turned wood pulls are replaced with all else fine. (Height: 49.75"; width: 37.5"; depth: 19.25".)
Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Massachusetts, Circa 1780
Dimensions: 33" high, 39.75" wide, 22.5" deep.
Chest, Four Drawer
Probably Rutland, Vermont
Maple, cherry, birch, white pine and basswood
A combination of design elements inspired
by shop traditions of urban centers
The frieze of curly maple veneer under the rectangular protruding top relates to chests made at coastal Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The overall shape of case, the shaped skirt profile and diamond shaped cartouche within drop panel and flared front feet are similar to chests made in New York State.
The four long drawers have white pine secondary wood; maple veneer on solid maple drawer fronts with dark contrasting banding and applied curly maple edge molding. The drawers are configured in various depths. The whole raised on a base with dramatically shaped front profile and tall French feet. Brasses appear to be original; refinished with decent color and patina. The top has candle burn marks as depicted. (Dimensions are 39.5" wide; depth: 19.5"; top measures 40.74 by 2025".)
Painted Chest of Drawers
First-half 19th century - SOLD
As depicted, three glove drawers above case of four long-drawers raised on turned feet.
The yellow paint and brasses are original.
(Overall height: 41"; width: 39.5"; depth: 17.75".)
769-12 - SOLD
A JOINED CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
Oak, maple and pine - SOLD
731-8 - SOLD
Fancy Painted Chest
Probably painted circa 1825-1840
Maple and white pine - SOLD
A nice paint-decorated case raised on applied front bracket-feet; double-lobe-profile side cutouts forming feet. Each of the five graduated drawers set within molded dividers beneath the nicely proportioned overhanging molded top. The drawer knobs were "updated" when the chest was decorated; large turned wooden pulls. (Width: 35.5"; depth: 18.5"; height: 42"; top measures 38 by 20.5".)
201-141 - SOLD
Mid-Atlantic or Southern
Circa 1800 - SOLD
The rectangular top with string inlay above a conforming case with four graduated thumb-molded drawers; all with original brasses. The case is raised on a base with double string-inlay above slightly flaring French feet. The inner lobe of proper right foot is an old replacement; screws have been added to top with all else being original. This chest is constructed of walnut with outstanding grain and hard yellow pine. Chest would benefit from a cleaning and wax. (Height: 38.75"; width: 39.25"; depth: 20.75".)
410-26 - SOLD