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Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Date/Period: 1720-1740


Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, entire view

Measurement: Height: 39.75"; width: 39.5"; depth: 21.5"

Material: Walnut, hard pine drawer sides, Atlantic white cedar drawer bottoms,
brass hardware

Condition: Excellent, original hardware, old and wonderful surface

Additional Information: A fine and rare William and mary chest of drawers attributed to
John Head (1688-1754) active 1717-1754) who was probably Philadelphia’s most
prominent cabinet maker working prior to 1750. Seven generations of Head’s
descendants preserved his account book which is the earliest known record by any
cabinetmaker in colonial British North America. The manuscript is on view within the
library of the American Philosophical Society.

Slightly projecting rectangular top featuring applied cove molding above the case
containing two short drawers over three graduated long drawers above a molded base,
the case is raised on compressed ball-turned feet.

Attributes common to the shop production of John Head:

• Use of half dovetails exposing rabbeted bottom boards when viewed from side.
• Dovetails and bottom boards extending beyond backboards.
• Front interior drawer facing showing kerf marks caused by quick cutting of dovetail pins.
• Chalk assembly marks on drawer backs unique to the Head shop.

$36,000.00

843-449


Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, entire view 2

Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, detail view

Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, detail view 2

Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, detail view 3

Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, drawer underside

Chest of Drawers, Ball Foot, Confidently Attributed to John Head, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, back view



Antique Chest of Drawers, Fine Chippendale Serpentine Chest, Original Brasses
Essex County, Massachusetts, Possibly Salem, circa 1780-1795
Exceptional mahogany, mahogany veneer and eastern white pine


Antique Chest of Drawers, Fine Chippendale Serpentine Chest, Original Brasses
Essex County, Massachusetts, Possibly Salem, circa 1780-1795
Exceptional mahogany, mahogany veneer and eastern white pine, entire view

Federal inlaid mahogany serpentine front chest of drawers from the Salem area, having
a rectangular top featuring thumbnail molded front and sides slightly overhanging the
case; shaped front and canted corners above the conforming case of four long drawers
having lightwood inlaid stringing, each retaining original brasses; the whole on molded
base raised on conforming string inlaid C-shaped canted bracket feet…a continuum of
the case and top corners.

This popular English form was well received and interpreted by Essex County cabinet
makers. The distinctive pointed/chamfered corners were particularly favored and
expressed by the Salem school. Elijah and Jacob Sanderson formed a collective that
produced and shipped furniture to the south and beyond. This form was very popular in
post-revolutionary Charleston; the Salem group produced many fine examples for that
port. The paneled back was widely employed by English and Southern makers, rarely in
New England. It is supposed that the Sanderson’s, et al, may have used this method
when building venture cargo. We feel that the present example is one made for that
market and perhaps not delivered.

References:

Charlestown Furniture by E. Milby Burton, plate 13, 14
Early American Furniture by John Kirk, figure 8
American Case Furniture by Gerald Ward, page 153, plate 71
American Furniture of the Federal Period by Charles Montgomery, plate 142.
Furniture Treasury by Wallace Nutting, plate 255


Excellent condition; height: 37.25"; width: 41.5"; depth: 23.5"

$31,750.00

492-212




Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, Claw & Ball Feet, Boston, or Salem
Date/Period: 1770-1780


Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, Claw & Ball Feet, Boston, or Salem, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 33.75"; Top: 40.5" x 21.25"; Case: 37.75" x 19"

Material: Mahogany, white pine secondary wood

Condition: Excellent. Albeit not the first set…the period brasses are replacements; side
brasses are original.

Additional Information: The oxbow front with blocked ends features four graduated
drawers of finely figured mahogany. Original brass chest-lifts with shaped back plates
adorn the sides. The chest is raised on four boldly carved ball and claw feet with swept
back talons and pronounced knuckles. Terrific wood grain.

$20,850.00

270-191


Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, Claw & Ball Feet, Boston, or Salem, entire view 2

Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, Claw & Ball Feet, Boston, or Salem, back view

Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, Claw & Ball Feet, Boston, or Salem, bottom view

Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, Claw & Ball Feet, Boston, or Salem, foot detail



Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, New England, Maine Provenance
Date/Period: Circa 1780


Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, New England, Maine Provenance, entire view

Measurement: Height: 35.75"; case width: 36"; case depth: 19.75"; top: 38.75" x 20.75"

Material: Maple, white pine, brass hardware

Condition: Very good, any imperfections are trivial, consistent with age, use, and wear

Additional Information: Slightly projecting molded to featuring pinched front corners
above a case containing four graduated drawers having overhanging thumb-molded
edges; the whole raised on molded base resting on stylish bracket base.

$1,800.00

410-227


Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, New England, Maine Provenance, detail view 1

Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, New England, Maine Provenance, detail view 2

Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, New England, Maine Provenance, detail view 3

Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, New England, Maine Provenance, detail view 4

Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, New England, Maine Provenance, detail view 5



Period Country Chippendale Four Drawer Chest in Red
Maine, circa 1800 (Found in Buckfield, Maine)
Maple, birch, and eastern white pine


Period Country Chippendale Four Drawer Chest in Red
Maine, circa 1800 (Found in Buckfield, Maine)
Maple, birch, and eastern white pine, entire view 1

The overhanging top over a case of four drawers raised on a sophisticated molded
bracket base featuring crisp returns centering central drop finial. Period brasses within
original boring…when discovered the chest had wood pulls; early red varnish over
original red; full height, excellent condition.
(Height; 38"; width: 38.75"; depth: 18.75")


Period Country Chippendale Four Drawer Chest in Red
Maine, circa 1800 (Found in Buckfield, Maine)
Maple, birch, and eastern white pine, entire view 2

$6,950.00

1221-91




Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Reverse Serpentine, Ball & Claw Feet
Probably North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and eastern white pine, mahoganized surface


Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Reverse Serpentine, Ball & Claw Feet
Probably North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and eastern white pine, mahoganized surface, entire view 1

The molded overhanging top above a conforming cockbeaded case oxbow case
containing four graduated drawers, raised on a molded base resting on outstanding
claw-and-ball feet. This piece remains in superb original condition; brasses are likely
original. (H: 35.75”; W: 38”; D: 21.25”)


Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Reverse Serpentine, Ball & Claw Feet
Probably North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and eastern white pine, mahoganized surface, entire view 2

Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Reverse Serpentine, Ball & Claw Feet
Probably North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and eastern white pine, mahoganized surface, angle view

Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Reverse Serpentine, Ball & Claw Feet
Probably North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and eastern white pine, mahoganized surface, foot detail

Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Reverse Serpentine, Ball & Claw Feet
Probably North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and eastern white pine, mahoganized surface, hardware detail

$9,575.00

492-211




Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Flame Birch, Original Brass & Red Stain
Likely Claremont or Walpole, New Hampshire (Based on construction related to others in group)
Birch and white pine
Circa 1780


Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Flame Birch, Original Brass & Red Stain
Likely Claremont or Walpole, New Hampshire (Based on construction related to others in group)
Birch and white pine
Circa 1780, entire view 1

The overhanging molded pinned-top features a sharply angulated canted underside
producing a thin edge profile over the case containing four graduated drawers having
thumb- molded overhanging drawers retaining original brass hardware. The case is
raised on a tall lobed bracket base with central drop finial.
Height: 38.5"; width: 40.5"; case width: 36"; depth: 19.5"; case depth: 17.25"


Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Flame Birch, Original Brass & Red Stain
Likely Claremont or Walpole, New Hampshire (Based on construction related to others in group)
Birch and white pine
Circa 1780, entire view 2

Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Flame Birch, Original Brass & Red Stain
Likely Claremont or Walpole, New Hampshire (Based on construction related to others in group)
Birch and white pine
Circa 1780, brass detail

$3,750.00

280-22




Antique Inlaid Federal Chest of Drawers
New England, Circa 1790-1800
Mahogany and white pine


Antique Inlaid Federal Chest of Drawers
New England, Circa 1790-1800
Mahogany and white pine, entire view

The overhanging icicle inlayed serpentine top featuring shaped sides and double sting
inlayed edge over a case containing four graduated drawers, each having applied
beading. The case is raised on a molded base resting on bracket feet. Brass are not
original to the case. (Excellent condition; Height: 32"; width: 39.25": depth: 21.5")

$4,850.00

271-67




Antique Chippendale Reverse Serpentine Cherrywood Chest, Gadrooned Base
Possibly Wethersfield or Hartford County, Circa 1775
Cherrywood and white pine


Antique Chippendale Reverse Serpentine Cherrywood Chest, Gadrooned Base
Possibly Wethersfield or Hartford County, Circa 1775
Cherrywood and white pine, entire view

The molded serpentine top over a conforming case containing four graduated drawers
featuring scratch beading and blocked ends; gadrooned apron joining conforming bold
ogee feet. A lovely chest in very good condition displaying good color.
(Height: 34.5"; width: 41" depth: 21.25")

$5,250.00

271-70




Antique Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Great Wood
New England, Probably Massachusetts, Circa 1785
Mahogany and eastern white pine


Antique Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Great Wood
New England, Probably Massachusetts, Circa 1785
Mahogany and eastern white pine, entire view

Overhung molded rectangular top over a narrow case containing four graduated
drawers featuring applied beaded edges…the case on a molded base raised on bracket
feet. The brasses are original; the hodgepodge of period and later posts, although
retained, have been replaced with appropriate matching posts. Very attractive wood.
(Very good condition; height: 32"; width: 38"; depth: 21")

$1,175.00

1253-14




Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Four Drawers
Date/Period: Circa 1800


Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Four Drawers, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 31"; top: 36.25" x 18.75"; case: 33.75" x 17.75"

Material: Maple and white pine

Condition: Excellent, original brasses and escutcheons

Additional Information: The rectangular top projecting over the case containing
graduated drawers…the whole on molded base raised on applied bracket feet.

$1,575.00

1335-49


Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Four Drawers, entire view 1

Chippendale Chest of Drawers, Four Drawers, entire view 1



New England Chest, Four Drawer, Original Surface, and Brasses
South Shore, Massachusetts
Date/Period: Circa 1800


New England Chest, Four Drawer, Original Surface, and Brasses South Shore, Massachusetts, entire view

Measurement: Case; H: 33”, W: 41.5”, D: 20”

Material: Maple, chestnut, and pine

Condition: Excellent as-found condition, retains original backboards…the lowest
backboard (height of feet) joining the rear feet probably for structural integrity, is not
original to the case…likely added in the 19th century.

Additional Information: Molded overhanging top over a case containing four scratch-
beaded graduated drawers on molded base raised on well-proportioned ogee feet.

$2,850.00

1335-50


New England Chest, Four Drawer, Original Surface, and Brasses South Shore, Massachusetts, entire view 2

New England Chest, Four Drawer, Original Surface, and Brasses South Shore, Massachusetts, entire view 3

New England Chest, Four Drawer, Original Surface, and Brasses South Shore, Massachusetts, back view

New England Chest, Four Drawer, Original Surface, and Brasses South Shore, Massachusetts, top view

New England Chest, Four Drawer, Original Surface, and Brasses South Shore, Massachusetts, detail view



Pennsylvania Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Reeded Quarter Columns
Date/Period: Circa 1780


Pennsylvania Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Reeded Quarter Columns, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 34"; case width: 37"; case depth: 19.25"; top: .9" x 20.25"

Material: Cherry, poplar, and pine

Condition: Very good, brasses are period but may not be original.

Additional Information: The top with applied molding overhanging the case having full
dust boards and containing four graduated and cockbeaded drawers flanked by inset
reeded quarter columns on moldered base raised on ogee feet. Each drawer retaining
iron lock and brass escutcheon.

$2,850.00

1381-2


Pennsylvania Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Reeded Quarter Columns, entire view 2

Pennsylvania Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Reeded Quarter Columns, entire view 3



Antique Four Drawer Cherrywood Chippendale Chest, Eagle Brasses
Possibly by Cornelius Allen, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Circa 1800
Cherry and white pine


Antique Four Drawer Cherrywood Chippendale Chest, Eagle Brasses
Possibly by Cornelius Allen, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Circa 1800
Cherry and white pine, entire view

The molded rectangular top over a case of four drawers raised on a molded base
resting of ogee feet in the “Allen” style. Embossed brass oval pulls featuring spread
wing eagles. See Harbor & Home, Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts by Brock
Jobe, Gary Sullivan and Jack Obrien, pp 181 and 182, plates 62 and 62.1 for closely
related feet. (Two side feet restored; one horizontal and three vertical glue blocks
replaced; height: 35.5"; width: 38.5"; depth: 18.25")

$1,575.00

1187-36




Antique Chest of Drawers, Federal Sheraton Bowfront
Northshore, Massachusetts, circa 1815
Mahogany, mahogany veneer and with pine


Antique Chest of Drawers, Federal Sheraton Bowfront 
Northshore, Massachusetts, circa 1815
Mahogany, mahogany veneer and with pine, entire view

Swell-front chest of drawers, having ovolo corners over baluster and ring-turned rope-twist columns
continuing to similar feet… the columns flanking four drawers displaying snappy veneer. Original brass.
(Width including columns: 42” , depth: 19.5” , height: 39” )

$950.00

759-10




Antique Chest of Drawers, Federal Bow Front, Tall French Feet
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1800
Mahogany, white pine


Antique Chest of Drawers, Federal Bow Front, Tall French Feet
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1800
Mahogany, white pine, entire view

Molded top with slight overhang over conforming case containing four-drawers having cockbeaded edges;
the case raised on tall French feet joined by apron.
(Height: 39.25"; width: 42.5"; depth: 19.75")

$2,150.00

759-11




A Desirable Small Chippendale Reverse Serpentine Chest, Mahogany, 34.5” Wide Probably Massachusetts, Circa 1770-1780


A Desirable Small Chippendale Reverse Serpentine Chest, Mahogany, 34.5” Wide Probably Massachusetts, Circa 1770-1780, entire view

Mahogany, pine, period brass hardware The top with thumb-molded edge and serpentine front above a conforming case containing four long graduated drawers…the whole on molded base resting on applied bracket feet. (Height: 31”; Width: 34.5”; Depth: 20.5”)

$7,250.00

505-135




Antique Chippendale Serpentine Chest,
Four Drawer, Original Brasses
Boston, Circa 1780
Mahogany and white pine


Chippendale Serpentine Chest, Four Drawer, Original Brasses
Boston
Circa 1780, angle view

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.

$13,275

271-33


Chippendale Serpentine Chest, Four Drawer, Original Brasses
Boston
Circa 1780, entire view
Chippendale Serpentine Chest, Four Drawer, Original Brasses
Boston
Circa 1780, handle view



A Fine Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, The Tyler Family Chest
Massachusetts, Probably Boston; Circa 1760
An outstanding example; superior solid mahogany with flaming grain; small compact size, exceptional base, bold serpentine outline and superb original brasses


A Fine Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, The Tyler Family Chest
Massachusetts, Probably Boston; Circa 1760, angle view 1

The molded rectangular top with 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 beautifully shaped returns. This chest retains its original brasses. Descended in the family of General John Tyler (Revolutionary War General; aide to George Washington)
(Case W: 36”, D: 19”, H: 32”.)

$57,000

MLT-38


A Fine Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, The Tyler Family Chest
Massachusetts, Probably Boston; Circa 1760, entire view
A Fine Chippendale Oxbow Chest of Drawers, The Tyler Family Chest
Massachusetts, Probably Boston; Circa 1760, angle view 2



Chest, Chippendale, Oxbow Shape, Blocked Ends
New England
Circa 1770
Mahogany


Chest, Chippendale, Oxbow Shape, Blocked Ends
New England
Circa 1770, angle view

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".)

$34,765

926-1


Chest, Chippendale, Oxbow Shape, Blocked Ends
New England
Circa 1770, entire view
Chest, Chippendale, Oxbow Shape, Blocked Ends
New England
Circa 1770, lock detail
Chest, Chippendale, Oxbow Shape, Blocked Ends
New England
Circa 1770, foot detail



Antique Oxbow Chest of Drawers
Shaped Top, Cherry, Original Surface
Massachusetts, Circa 1780


Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Transitional
Massachusetts, Circa 1780, angle view
Cherry oxbow reverse serpentine chest of drawers, dating to the late 18th century,
the shaped and molded overhanging top on a cockbeaded case of four graduated drawers
raised on molded base having ogee bracket feet centering drop finial.
Brasses are period yet not original.

Dimensions: 33" high, 39.75" wide, 22.5" deep.

$13,850

271-12


Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Transitional
Massachusetts, Circa 1780, entire view
Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Transitional
Massachusetts, Circa 1780, handle detail
Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Transitional
Massachusetts, Circa 1780, foot detail



Antique Mahogany and Bold Curly Maple
Bow Front Chest
North Shore Massachusetts
Circa 1780 to 1800


North Shore Massachusetts
Mahogany and Bold Curly Maple
Bow Front Chest
Circa 1780 to 1800, entire view

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. Replaced Brasses (Width: 40.25; depth: 18.25; height: 37.25".)

$4,200

271-5





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