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Queen Anne Chest-on-Chest-on-Frame, Connecticut, Original Brass Hardware
Date/Period: 18th Century
Measurement: Height: 80.75"; width: 3805"; depth: 20.5"
Material: Maple, birch, and white pine
Condition: Old surface displaying warm and robust patina, small loss to bottom front corners of upper section, missing one knee return, repair to one toe. Displays well.
Additional Information: In three sections, both cases are dovetail joined.
The upper section features a robust applied crown molding over central
pinwheel-carved drawer flanked by four short drawers above three
graduated long drawers. The lower case is of conforming construction,
all drawers feature overhanging thumbmolded fronts. The whole resting
on outstanding scrolled frame raised on ridged cabriole legs.
Chippendale Fan-Carved Cherrywood Claw-and-Ball Foot Chest-on-Chest
Date/Period: Circa 1780
Measurement: Height: 82.5"; width: 41"; depth: 21.75"
Material: Cherry, white pine
Additional Information: Featuring brushing slide in frieze, pullout surface used as
dressing table or desk. The chest was well used for generations, it displays
beautifully; overall good condition with wear being commensurate with
The dark reddish crusty nineteenth century finish displays and overall
piled/puckered surface. The chest retains its original drop pendant, feet, and knee
returns. Shrinkage splits to side/seams of the upper case; other trivial age cracks
to back and bottom boards. The drawer pulls, while showing age, are replaced,
including the upper shell-carved drawer ring-pull. (Traces of lacquer residue are
visible on some brass backplates.) Some locks are retained…a few are missing.
Many of the upper case drawer guides are replaced. Both front feet which are
original show evidence of being reglued. Some foot talons show wear. The top
left drawer has an old 1-inch by 1.5-inch chip that was reglued (prior to
19th century refinish).
Chippendale Chest-on-Chest, Screaming Tiger Maple, Great Patina, and Brasses
Date/Period: Circa 1770
Measurement: Height: 69.25"; Top Case: 39" x 20.25"; Bottom Case: 40.5" x 21"
Material: Figured maple, Northeastern white pine
Condition: Fine original condition
Additional Information: A must wonderful small example featuring outstanding tiger
graining, rich color, moldings, and original pine tree brasses. The applied cornice
molding [attached to base of upper case is a Rhode Island tradition] above a case of
five thumb-molded graduated drawers; waist molding is applied to upper case. The
lower case also with five similarly molded graduated drawers is raised on bracket feet.
Chest on Chest, Queen Anne, Unusually Small Example, Carved
Hartford Connecticut Area, possibly Suffield
Measurement: Height: 72"; top case: 32.75" x 17.5"; bottom case: 34.25" x 18.5"
Material: Cherry with pine and poplar secondary woods
Provenance: John Walton 1981, Thomas Kugelman, Peter Eaton 1985, Private
Collection to AAAWT 2022.
Condition: Brasses are period but not first set, several splits to drawer lips now
repaired; one knee return possibly restored. When found by John Walton the top and
bottom were separated; lower case had a top applied; top case had casters. When the
cases are compared it is evident that top and bottom belonged together; obvious
consistency in construction, tool marks [width and depth of plane marks] and
joinery…Walton reunited the pieces.
The lowest drawer bottom in bottom case is replaced, drawer sides repaired; some
expected repairs to lower drawer bottom sides…some drawer runners replaced or
reversed. (All trivial)
Additional Information: An unusually small Queen Anne chest featuring shell and
floral carved drawer fronts, shaped skirt, and cabriole legs
Marqueterie Inlaid Chest on Chest, Marquetery Coffer on Case of Drawers
Date/Period: Early 18th Century
Measurement: Height: 43"; width: 52.25"; depth: 21"
Material: Mixed woods, bone, dyes, brass hardware
Condition: Excellent, corner of overhanging drawer front is missing a small section as
depicted…lock has been moved; any imperfections are trivial.
Displays beautifully, nice color and patina.
Additional Information: The lid with projecting [applied] molding over a deep chest
atop the molded lower case having three-over-two drawers, over a single long drawer.
The case is raised on short cabriole legs resting on slipper feet. The lid, coffer front, and
lower drawer display outstanding marquetery, mixed media inlays including woods,
dyed ivory, and pewter. The top displays a large oval featuring inlaid pewter initials
surmounted by bird; beneath are large, conjoined Griffith-like birds with acanthus-style
feathers…all within a rich foliate and floral border. The front of upper case features
three panels of marquetry including but not limited to weapons, musical instruments,
and architectural elements within a meandering leafy vine issuing fruits and flowers. The
center panel flanked by panels showing elaborate classical architectural compositions.
All panels are crossbanded; inlaid spandrels ornament the facade façade of top case.
Rectangular inlaid panels center bottom drawer brasses.
Chippendale Chest-on-Chest, Claw & Ball Feet, Fan Carved, New England
Measurement: Height: 79.5"; width (top): 38.5"; depth (bottom):20.5"
Material: Maple and white pine
Condition: Overall good, refinished, replaced hardware
Additional Information: Crown molding over a fan-carved drawer flanked by two
stacked short drawers each side…above four graduated drawers; lower case with three
graduated drawers. The lower fan-carved drawer simulates three short drawers.
Diminutive Chest-on-Chest, New England, Original Surface & Brass Hardware
Date/Period: Circa 1800
Measurement: Height: 64.25"; top case: 35.5" x 17"; bottom case: 37" x 18"
Material: Cherry, white pine secondary wood
Condition: Very good with only typical expected vestiges of time; two very small lip
repairs at drawer corners; sliver of wood detached from rear on base molding which we
will have professionally restored. One rear foot displays a shrinkage crack. For some
unknown reason, an additional pair of pulls were added to bottom drawer which were
removed, thankfully the original brass hardware was not compromised…else fine.
Additional Information: Crown molding above four overhanging thumb molded
graduated drawers; lower case with waist moldings containing three graduated drawers
is raised on applied bracket base joining apron featuring a central demilune drop finial.
The cherrywood has developed a wonderful color and surface…the original brass
hardware is a bonus.
18th Century New England Chest-on-Chest
Date/Period: Circa 1790
Measurement: Height: 70"; top case width: 36"; top case depth: 19.25";
bottom case width: 38"; bottom case depth: 20.25"
Condition: Very good, second set of brasses in original borings; 3” wood sliver missing
Additional Information: The top case with crown molding above cockbeaded case
containing three short drawers above four graduated drawers. Lower case with waist
molding with four graduated drawers…molded base raised on bracket feet. Good
proportions and color.