Condition: See report within “additional information” section below.
Additional Information: Step-back dresser with lollipop returns flanking shelf. A
projecting cornice molding surmounts chip-carved dental detailed facia centered by
cyma reversa [ogee] ends creating a most unusual hooded open compartment/shelf.
Upper and lower sections each feature a pair of recessed panel doors flanking
stationary center panels…all within horizontal and vertical applied moldings. The upper
and lower upper and lower sections each contain a single fullwidth shelf. The case is
raised on high cutout feet, a continuum of stiles; demilune side cutouts.
The back and side planks once extended a short distance above the top,
probably ensuring that objects were securely stored on the top of the
cupboard. These extensions were removed during the cupboards early life
facilitating a level top. The cupboard stands at original full height. The front has
not been altered in any way as evidenced by the projecting cornice molding
Tool witness marks caused by the saw used in the process are evident on the
top board as is the original surface; original nail holes are present [from securing
the backboards to the top] further supporting the fact that the cupboard remains
at full height.
There is evidence of a dovetailed molding (probably a spoon rack), within the
top section, which was removed, possibly because it interfered with standing
plates, and other storage. As is often found additional nails have been added to
backboards. It appears that one of the applied moldings on the base was long
ago replaced. Right proper vertical molding on lower case appears to be an old
replacement. All else fine.
This is one of the most outstanding early American cupboards of its type to present
itself on the market, comparable or superior to extant in American institutions. Picked
from a home in the Mohawk region decades ago.
Measurement: Height: 90.75"; top case: 44.75" x 18.5"; bottom case: 74.75" x 19.75"
Material: Mahogany, excellent grain
Additional Information: The molded cornice above a pair of recessed paneled doors having
outstanding brass escutcheons surmounted with spread-wing eagles. Lower case with four
beaded-drawers…top drawer is deeper and cross-banded. The press raised on French feet
joining valanced aprons.
Condition: Very good, later (Fancy Period) grain painted surface
Additional Information: Molded rectangular top above conforming case featuring
canted and fluted front corners, applied molding to back corners… resting on molded
base. Outstanding paneled door centered by cock beading above a pair of overhanging
thumb-molded short drawers. The interior is fitted with two shelves, one being concave
and above stacked cubbies flanked by small drawers.
Additional Information: A rectangular cupboard for tabletop or floor use. Single raised
panel door above drawer. The interior with three shelves is papered with a Civil War era
newspaper. Fine faux graining, black against red, nice dry patina. Ex Yankee Smuggler
[Ted and Carole Hayward] collection; 1982…then to private Long Island collection.
The crown molding above pair of raised panel doors over a rarely encountered drawer
which is congruent with door width; interior of top section features the deck and two
shelves above. The lower case having single door contains a single full depth under a
half depth shelf, and of course the floor. The whole raised on a molded base resting on
shaped bracket feet. Successful proportions and form, competent joinery, handmade
rosehead and “T”- head nails. The turned wood door and drawer pulls are original as
are the door hinges. The proper left side of cupboard displays early gray paint…guess
they didn’t want to move it. Overall height: 76-75"; base height: 36.25"; base width: 42";
base depth: 18"; top width: 41.5"; top depth: 10.75".
A sophisticated rural interpretation featuring a small oval mirror set within the door.
Not seen employed by country cabinet makers are the diamond pointed astragal
moldings possible inspired by the Chinese Chippendale taste. The interior is fitted with
two shelves set within dado joints. The lock is missing as is one section of molding
which we can have professionally restored. (Height: 30"; width: 19"; depth: 7.75"0 )
Gumwood with walnut stiles, Original magnificent feet, shelved interior w/ drawer
Three pieces, crown molding, case and base on platform feet. Complex and outstanding crown molding, magnificent feet, terrific surface…The deep and outstanding projecting cove molding above two long molded and paneled doors flanked by stiles ornamented with applied moldings above lower case containing a pair of aligned short drawers [also molded]. The case is raised on original front feet; rear feet were likely compromised very early in its working life; the present shaped rear feet were added during the late eighteenth or very early nineteenth century.
(Crown molding: 74 x 27.75”, case: 59.25 x 20.75”, base: 62.5 x 22.5”)
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