Antique Chippendale Tall-Chest, (Lombard or Lumbard)
Circle of Nathan [Lombard] Lumbard (1777-1847)
Cherry, pine secondary wood, old surface with good patina
Southern Worcester County; possibly Sutton, Massachusetts
The strongest Lumbard features are the template of the bracket feet and the stepped
cove base molding (copied directly from Hepplewhite), The foot profile was used in
other locations; it may have originated in Providence and was adopted by different
makers. It does illustrate Rhode Island's influence on Lumbard's work; he was likely
inspired by his master Oliver Wight [Sturbridge, MA] who had many ties to Providence.
The boldly molded cornice is above a deep-top-rail with applied molding; dovetailed
case with six graduated-drawers having incised beading at outside edges. The case is
on a cove-molded base raised on shaped bracket feet that flare outward and are on an
analogues pad; the feet feature scalloped and lobed returns stylistically within the
Lombard shop tradition as are other construction features. The period wooden pulls are
replacements with all else fine.
(Height: 52.875”, width: 37.25”, depth: 16.75”.)
LITERATURE: "American Furniture 1998", published by the Chipstone Foundation and
edited by Luke Bekerdite, having an in-depth article, "Sophistication in Rural
Massachusetts, the Inlaid Cherry Furniture of Nathan Lombard" by Brock Jobe and
Clark Pearce, which concludes by stating, "Nathan Lombard's furniture attests to his
success during the early nineteenth century. Evidence suggests that he offered a range
of standard forms that could be transformed through the application of pictorial inlays,
and, to a lesser degree, carving. Colorful, exuberant, and highly individualistic, his
furniture offers a tangible sign of the confidence and ambition of a style-conscious rural
clientele. No contemporary Massachusetts furniture maker better represents the
aspirations of the era." Also, Crafting Excellence – The Furniture of Nathan Lumbard
and His Circle by Christie Jackson, Brock Jobe and Clark Pearce.
Antique Chippendale Maple Tall Chest of Drawers, Original Brass hardware
New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1770-1790
Maple, eastern white pine secondary wood, early color, surface and patina
Bold applied cornice molding over a case containing six long graduated drawers all with
lip molded edge in fine condition. The case rests on molded base with straight scrolled
bracket feet. All edges of original backboards are sharply chamfered and received by
dado. Completely original remarkable condition with one small repair to left rear foot facing.
(Height: 51” , width of case: 36.25” , depth of case: 17.25” )
Dunlap School Chest on Frame, Bandy Legs,
Three Short Over Five Long Graduated Drawers
Henniker, NH, Likely Joel Joslyn
(Worked in the Samuel Dunlap shop 1793-1797)
Maple, successful proportions, about two-to-one, thumb-molded drawers
(Brasses are period, however, not original; height:55”, width: 38.5” , depth: 19.75” )
Chest on Chest, Chippendale, Bonnet Top,
Carved Fan, Pilasters, Bosses, Small Size, Cherry
Massachusetts, Possibly Concord (Circle of Joseph Hosmer)
An outstanding example displaying successful form, fine carving, and a good surface
A virtually identical chest-on-chest is illustrated and discussed in Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans' New England Furniture at Winterthur, pages 398-400. Another chest with closely related fan and carved pilasters is illustrated and discussed in New England Furniture by Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, pages 204-208. For further information about Hosmer, see The Concord Museum, Decorative Arts from a New England Collection. David F. Wood, Editor, pages 21-24.
(Lovely period brasses may be second set; minor imperfections consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: full height to finial: 85”; height to pediment: 80.5”; bottom case width: 39”; bottom case depth: 21.25”; top case width: 36”; top case depth: 18.5”)
Rhode Island Tall Chest, Tiger Maple Drawer Fronts, Original Brasses, 7-Drawer
Curly maple drawer fronts, maple sides, chestnut secondary wood
The rectangular tray-top with applied boldly molded cornice above a conforming case featuring a pair of aligned short drawers over five long graduated drawers with overhanging thumb-molded edges, the whole resting on a molded base with tall straight bracket feet.
(Height: 61"; width: 36"; depth: 17.75")
Five Drawer Tall Chest, Original Paint, Broadly Brushed Graining
Found in Westport, Massachusetts
Maple and pine, original turned wood pulls
Graduated thumb-molded drawers within molded case resting on applied bracket base
(46 by 49.5 by 21”)
Chest on Frame, Queen Anne, Bandy Legs on Turned Pad Feet
Probably New Hampshire
Constructed of maple; outstanding flat molded cornice above a case of six thumb-molded graduated drawers, set into a molded frame with superior scalloped skirt raised on cabriole legs having crisp ridge and retaining original carved returns; raised on turned pad feet. The chest, with traces of original surface has a dry patina. Minor imperfections include three very small lip-corner-repairs. Other extremely minor imperfections and replaced brasses.
(H: 66.5"; W: 39"; D: 21.25")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Chest of Drawers, Collector's Chest, 20 Drawers, Tall Chest
New England, 19th Century
Molded cornice above case raised on molded applied bracket base
Pine - SOLD
(Good condition, old honey color surface; H: 54.5"; W: 42.25"; D: 20.5")
167-39 - SOLD
Fan-Carved Highboy, Flat Top High Chest,
Original as Found Condition, Surface & Brasses Too,
New Hampshire, Circa 1750 – 1780
Diminutive size remaining in original condition…about two-to-one proportions
A Queen Anne maple fan-carved high chest of drawers, flat top, molded cornice over nine drawers; shaped apron joining cabriole legs resting on pad feet. The red stained surface appears to be original as are the brasses. (Any imperfections are minor, commensurate with age and use; pigment loss to lowercase drawer fronts as depicted; right rear proper knee return is missing; height: 67.5”, cornice width: 39.5”, top case width: 36”, depth: 18.5”; bottom case is 38” wide by 20” deep.)
1223-2 - SOLD
Six Drawer Tall Chest, Original Brasses and Surface
New England, 18th Century
A very good example remaining in a fine state of originality
Maple and Pine - SOLD
(H: 55.75”, W: 38.25”, D: 18.5”)
572-59 - SOLD
Chest on Chest, Maple, New England, Late 18th Century
A marriage made in heaven! Nice proportions - SOLD
Top case features five overhanging thumb-molded drawers; bottom case with three similar drawers; the whole raised on molded and applied bracket base.
(Top case: 37.25 18.25”, bottom case: 39.5 by 19.75”)
1120-76 - SOLD
Chest on Chest, Bonnet Top, Diminutive, Original Hardware, Old Surface
New England, Circa 1770
Maple, white pine secondary wood - SOLD
A choice bonnet-top example having exemplary drawer organization and proportion; bonnet, waist and base moldings are beautifully shaped and unify the design.
(Intact original condition; H 80"; upper case W 36"; lower case W 38")
843-245 - SOLD
New England Tall Chest of Drawers, Six Drawers, Crisp and Clean
Massachusetts or New Hampshire, Late 18th Century - SOLD
Molded cornice above dovetailed case having six thumb-molded graduated drawers featuring brass bail pulls and keyhole escutcheons over bracket feet.
(Any imperfections are minor, and commensurate with age and use; please call for full description. (H: 62”, W: 38.5”, D: 18”)
1222-1 - SOLD
Chippendale Tall Chest of Graduated Drawers, Original Brass Hardware
New England, Circa 1800
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD
(H: 51 5/8”, W: 35.5”, D: 18.5”)
271-50 - SOLD
Chest on Frame, Chippendale, Claw and Ball Feet, Scrolled and Spurred Apron
Chester County, Pennsylvania, Circa 1780
Period brasses within original borings may be original, walnut and poplar - SOLD
Crown molding above three short-drawers over two short-drawers over three long-drawers; the case raised on frame resting on cabriole legs joined by beautifully shaped apron. (Dimensions: H: 67.75"; W: 41"; D: 23")
505-114 - SOLD
Chest on Chest, Bonnet Top, Carved, Old Surface, 18th Century, Cherry
Elaborately Ornamented Featuring Numerous Connecticut Treatments - SOLD
Rosettes, spiral columns, steep bonnet, applied carved center-plinth ornament above elaborate double-sunburst carved top center drawer blending Colchester and Wethersfield production features.
And yes, unusual with three-drawer base; base may have been reconfigured during the nineteenth century. The base is very old; underside displays great color and patina. This chest arrived at ad deadline; we hope to thoroughly inspect and make conclusions before publication so that we may enthusiastically discuss, sharing informed conclusions at time of publication. (Other minor imperfections easily remedied; old lip repairs to drawers; metal band loosely inserted within tympanum supporting loose roof-boards. Period brasses within original borings; H: 78.5", top case W: 38", top case D: 18.25", bottom case W: 39.25", bottom case D: 18.5")
1082-1 - SOLD
Tall Chest, Six Drawers, Curly Maple
18th Century - SOLD
The dovetailed case having applied crown molding above six graduated overhanging, thumb molded drawers, raised on molded applied bracket base. The chest remains in generally excellent condition with only as expected minor imperfections; brasses replaced. (Height: 50.25"; width: 36"; depth: 17.5")
271-24 - SOLD
Tall Chest, Queen Anne
MA RI CT Border
White pine with chestnut drawer bottoms - SOLD
The flat molded cornice above a dovetailed case of five graduated thumb-molded drawers raised on a molded bracket base. Old salmon-tan paint over blue. Typical lip losses and replaced brasses. (Height: 48.75"; width: 42.5"; depth: 19.5".)
492-54 - SOLD
Painted Tall Chest
Early 19th Century
Wonderful original puce paint...white pine - SOLD
As depicted, five graduated drawers within case raised on cutout base; turned wooden pulls appear to be original. This chest remains in superb original condition with only a small section of proper right front foot profile missing.
Dimensions: 50.75" high, 39.25" wide, 18.25" deep.
201-266 - SOLD
Chest of Drawers, Molded Tall Chest, Two over Four Drawers
Connecticut River Valley
Circa 1740 to 1780 - SOLD
Boldly profiled crown molding above the molded case featuring two short drawers over four long drawers; the case is raised on a robustly molded base resting on double-ogee cutout feet joined by an outstanding and sophisticated skirt. (Cyma recta, reversa, and cavetto profiles) Backboards are original; albeit that the brasses are old-they are not original; old refinish with tint recently added. Dimensions: 56" H, 40" W, 21.5" D.
645-1 - SOLD
Five Drawer Tall Chest, Queen Anne, Traces of Original Red
Maple - SOLD
Beautiful and bold crown molding over case with five graduated overhanging-thumb-molded drawers raised on molded applied bracket base. Excellent condition; replaced brasses.
(Dimensions: 49.75" H, 39.75" W, 18.5" D.)
640-9 - SOLD
Chest of Drawers, Tall Chest, Six Drawers, Queen Anne
Maple with pine sides - SOLD
Crown molding above a case containing six overhanging, thumb molded, graduated drawers raised on applied bracket base. Condition: generally excellent with only one spur on left proper rear foot restored; brasses have been replaced in the original borings; old refinish. (Height: 54.5"; width: 39.75"; depth: 20.25")
264-48 - SOLD
Seven Drawer Tall Chest
Circa 1780 to 1800 - SOLD
A true "tall-chest" constructed of maple...beneath the crown molding are seven overhanging lipped edge graduated drawers. The case is raised on an applied shaped bracket-base with unusual spur like returns. Minor imperfections such as two replaced backboards; one drawer lip repair and appropriately replaced brasses...all else very good including old dry surface. Height: 65"; Width: 39.25"; Depth: 17.5".
393-2 - SOLD
Original brasses...six drawers
Maple, white pine, and chestnut - SOLD
The molded cornice above a case of six scratch-beaded graduated-drawers raised on a molded, dovetailed applied bracket foot base. Very nice ancient red surface. This chest remains in very good condition with only, as expected, minor imperfections. Rear left foot has been extended less than one".
(Height: 53.5"; width: 38"; depth: 19.5".)
581-3 - SOLD