A Rare Chippendale Scallop Top Chest of Drawers, Connecticut River Valley

Likely Deerfield or Greenfield, Possibly by Daniel Clay

A Rare Chippendale Scallop Top Chest of Drawers, Connecticut River Valley

A rare small compact size scalloped-top chest featuring an outstandingly shaped overhanging top having exaggerated porringer [ovolo] corners and a deep thumbmolded edge; the chest containing four thumbmolded graduated drawers on a molded base is raised on crisp ogee bracket feet. The sides of chest are tenoned to mortices of underside of top [an unusual feature indicative of the Deerfield area]. Another unique construction feature are horizontal rails across the back/interior of the case joining drawer supporting rails.

Item Date: 1785-1795

Measurement: Height: 33", Case width: 35.5", Top width" 39.75", Case depth: 18.25"

Material: Cherry and white pine

Item Condition: Brass hardware is original sans one. Both right side [proper] feet are replacements as are all glue blocks except two right front case-bottom- to-feet blocks which appear to be original. (Side block was removed and reattached facilitating in the authentication of the glue block) The right front retains original nailing; other feet reattached with modern screws. The right rear back glue block appears to be original as is the left rear vertical block. The chest displays beautifully.

Reference: See The Great River - Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley, 1635-1820; page 252, second column (according to Phillip Zea, this tradition is assigned to Daniel Clay)

Price: $11,500

SKU 621-177

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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