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


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”)



Fine and Rare Massachusetts Chippendale Carved Cherry Oxbow Serpentine Chest of Drawers In the Circle of Benjamin Frothingham, Charlestown, Massachusetts, Circa 1760-1780 Small size, great moldings and feet…

Generously proportioned overhanging molded top on a case of four graduated, scratch-beaded drawers…raised on an exceptionally molded base resting on double ogee bracket feet. (Very good condition; Top: 38.5 by 20.75”; case: 33 by 18 5/8”, height: 37”)



A Small Boston Bowfront Chest of Drawers,
Boston or Northshore Massachusetts,
Circa 1790-1800
A compact example raised on great feet, likely original brasses

Mahogany, mahogany veneer and white pine (Generally excellent with only extremely minor imperfections; top: 38 x 21.25; depth: 32", the case measures 35.5” wide by 17” deep)




Chest of Drawers, Maker Possibly Joseph Rawson and Son, Active 1808 to 1816
Providence, Rhode Island
Mahogany, Original Brasses

Antique Chest of Drawers, Possibly By Joseph Rawson and Son, Rhode Island, 19th Century, angle view

Slightly overhanging elliptical top featuring ovolo corners and contrasting crossbanded edges over conforming case containing four crossbanded, inlaid and beaded drawers centered by engaged reeded columns continuing to turned and reeded legs joined by crossbanded valanced apron. (H: 43"; W: 42"; D: 22")



Antique Chest of Drawers, Possibly By Joseph Rawson and Son, Rhode Island, 19th Century, entire view
Antique Chest of Drawers, Possibly By Joseph Rawson and Son, Rhode Island, 19th Century, corner detail

Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Old Paint, Red & Black Faux Graining, Pine
New England, 18th Century

Antique Chippendale Four Drawer Chest in Old Paint, New England, 18th Century, angle view

Molded cornice above four overhanging thumb-molded drawers; molded base raised on bold ogee feet. (Brasses are old replacements; H: 34.5”, W: 37.5”, D: 17.5”)



Antique Chippendale Four Drawer Chest in Old Paint, New England, 18th Century, entire view
Antique Chippendale Four Drawer Chest in Old Paint, New England, 18th Century, top detail

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

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.



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

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”.)



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

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".)



Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Massachusetts, Circa 1780

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



Chest, Four Drawer, Maple, Original Surface and Brasses
South Shore, Massachusetts, Circa 1800
Molded and projecting top above scratch beaded graduated drawers, ogee feet
Maple, chestnut and pine

(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 case; H: 33", W: 41.5", D: 20")



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

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



Fine And Rare Chest Of Drawers
Original Ball Feet
Red and white pine; maple feet
Eastern Massachusetts or Connecticut
Circa 1730-1740

Applied molding with bead over a case containing two short over four long drawers with molded edges; raised on a base with applied beaded molding above tall slightly compressed ball-feet on full tapering conical supports. This example with exceptional proportions and no structural restoration is in an old thinning brown/red wash over original red stain. Turned wood pulls are replaced with all else fine. (Height: 49.75"; width: 37.5"; depth: 19.25".)



Chest, Four Drawer
Probably Rutland, Vermont
Circa 1805-1815
Maple, cherry, birch, white pine and basswood
A combination of design elements inspired
by shop traditions of urban centers

The frieze of curly maple veneer under the rectangular protruding top relates to chests made at coastal Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The overall shape of case, the shaped skirt profile and diamond shaped cartouche within drop panel and flared front feet are similar to chests made in New York State.
The four long drawers have white pine secondary wood; maple veneer on solid maple drawer fronts with dark contrasting banding and applied curly maple edge molding. The drawers are configured in various depths. The whole raised on a base with dramatically shaped front profile and tall French feet. Brasses appear to be original; refinished with decent color and patina. The top has candle burn marks as depicted. (Dimensions are 39.5" wide; depth: 19.5"; top measures 40.74 by 2025".)



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

Connecticut Four Drawer Chest,
Great Ogee Feet, Double Scrolled Returns
Likely Colchester, Circa 1770-1790
Mahogany and pine, handsome handmade inlays, original brasses - SOLD

The molded serpentine top over conforming cockbeaded chest of four graduated drawers on four outstanding scrolling ogee bracket feet joined by a straight skirt.
(39.75 x 21.25 x 32.5")

859-5 - SOLD

New Hampshire, Bookcase on Three-Drawer Chest,
Superbly Inlaid, Original Brasses
Likely Concord or Central New Hampshire, Circle of George Rogers or Levi Bartlett - SOLD

This urban piece features integrated, patterned, and plain inlays & original surface Birch, White Pine…original surface

The bookcase with projecting and inlaid top features a pair of fielded panel doors displaying center inlay; mortice and tenon joined fielded panel doors also feature conforming string inlay joined by quarter-fans. The top of lower case, also projecting, features handmade inlay withinits edge; the case containing three graduated drawers featuring inlays that conform to paneled doors is joined by square inlayed stiles continuing to tapered-legs displaying matching inlays. The doors open to an interior offering a fullwidth bookshelf above a ledger compartment having corner-bracket…flanked by drawers below which is found nine valanced cubbies. Overall condition is fine, very nice patina; a most unusual form, perhaps unique special order. Found within the desk is a very old piece of toned paper identifying an owner: “Miss Lydia A. Cobb – Littleton, NH”, Lydia was a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Littleton during the 1880s. A trust fund in the amount of $143.95 was established as the Lydia A. Cobb, Cemetery Lot Fund on January 1, 1948. (20 x 41 x 53.5")

859-4 - SOLD

Federal Four Drawer Chest, Matchbook Mahogany Veneer, Fan Inlays, French Feet
New England, Circa 1810
Great wood selection, outstanding veneers and inlays, very pretty - SOLD

Federal Four Drawer chest with Mahogany Veneer and Fan Inlays, Circa 1810, angle view

Maple top, birch sides, mahogany veneered drawer fronts, apron and feet
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested
(H: 34 5/8", W: 38.75", D: 18.25")

1119-2 - SOLD

William and Mary Ball Foot, Five Drawers
Circa 1700 to 1730
Maple and pine - SOLD

The molded top over five drawers (two short, three long) having replaced brass hardware; the maple drawer fronts are ready for expert restoration. The original borings are in need of filling and the application of color. The bottom molding and feet are replacements. (H: 37"; W: 35.5"; D: 20")

287-62 - SOLD

Federal Bow Front Four Drawer Chest, Pinwheel Carved Apron, Original Hardware
New England, Circa 1800
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD

Antique Federal Bow Front Chest of Drawers with Original Hardware, Circa 1800, angle view

(H: 34.75”, W: 38.75”, D: 21.5”)

271-38 - SOLD

Chippendale Chest, Serpentine, Ball and Claw Feet, Great Wood
Circa 1780
Mahogany and white pine - SOLD

Molded serpentine top above a conforming case fitted with four graduated drawers raised on high, well carved claw and ball feet. Minor imperfections (about 4" of top molding at rear restored) brasses are replaced.
(H: 32.5"; W: 36"; D: 20")

556-56 - SOLD

Chest, Four Drawers, Flame Birch, Original Condition
Possibly Joshua Emery (1788 to 1870)
Loudon Area, New Hampshire
Birch, birch veneers - SOLD

The top with sting-inlayed edge and ovolo corners turned with concentric rings is above ring turned and tapering fluted-columns centering four drawers each ornamented by magnificently grained book-matched birch veneer within mahogany banding and applied bead moldings; inlaid shield-shaped keyhole escutcheons. The case is raised on turned legs joined by undulating front apron and arched side aprons. All aspects of this chest, including surface are original except turned wood pulls. This table is related to a cohesive group of furniture that remained in the Bachelder and Sanborn families, their ancestral homes only three-miles apart. The Emery shop was located five-miles from the Bachelder and Sanborn homes. (Other information available) Dimensions: 40.25" H, 42.25" W, and 21" D.

270-94 - SOLD

Chippendale Cherrywood Serpentine Front Chest of Drawers
New London County, Possibly Lyme, Connecticut
Circa 1780 to 1800 - SOLD

Serpentine-front chests made in Connecticut are rare, and only a few examples, including the present example, feature quarter columns with stop fluting. A nearly identical chest is illustrated and discussed in Minor Meyers, Jr. and Edgar de N. Mayhew, New London County Furniture 1640-1840, pp. 68 and 69, number 81. Another similar example, with the addition of line inlay to the drawer fronts, is published within Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, page 42, number 71.
(Brasses are replaced, patches, some foot restoration; refinished; full report available; W: 39.5"; H: 39", D: 21.5")

843-185 - SOLD

William and Mary Ball Foot Chest, Original Feet, and Surface History
New York, Circa 1710
Pine - SOLD

An early 18th century red-painted pine chest featuring a molded top over two false long drawers over three working drawers; applied lower molding over turned ball front feet; the rear feet are stretcher type. Layers of paint expertly removed to expose strong traces of original red paint; layers of paint were chemically removed from facing of long drawer explaining the slight difference in surface. Our restorer is able to add congruent pigment. Also, one piece of lower side molding is a replacement; replaced brass hardware, else fine. (H: 37.5"; W: 33"; D: 19.75")

287-55 - SOLD

Dressing Table, Scalloped Top, Three Drawers, Connecticut Valley Region
Connecticut, Hartford/Wethersfield Area, 18th Century - SOLD

LITERATURE: For a closely related example see Connecticut Valley Furniture: Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800 by Thomas and Alice Kugelman with Robert Lionetti, page 82, catalog entry 32. Also, an identically patterned scalloped top is pictured and discussed on pages 108 and 109, catalog entry 45. Within Dean Fales' book, The Historic Furniture of Deerfield, (page 219, figure 445) is published a lowboy featuring a similar top (probably Hatfield, Massachusetts). Magazine Antiques, June 1939, Israel Sack advertisement, page 269 (lowboy, similar top profile, Connecticut) Magazine Antiques, June 1961, Kenneth Hammitt advertisement, page 539 Identical top
(A galley-like molding was removed from the top at rear; period brasses, posts are within original borings; overall very good; H: 37", W: 41.25", D: 22.5")

572-58 - SOLD

Chest of Drawers, Molded Front, Joined, English, Late 17th Century
Each drawer having a different applied geometric design, sides and back paneled
Nice compact size - SOLD

(Wear consistent with age, feet are restored; they are pieced behind base molding; several inches or proper right rear stile restored at base; restoration to a small section of left proper front molding (corner) and old beetle borings; attractive; H: 34", W: 37.25", D: 21")

1008-22 - SOLD

Chippendale Four Drawer Chest, Small Size
New England, Circa 1800
Maple - SOLD

A slightly projecting molded top above four graduated drawers; the molded case resting on tall bracket base retaining all original glue-blocks. The brasses are in original borings and may be original. (Very good condition; top measures 38.5 by 18"; case: 36" by 17"; H: 32.5".)

903-85 - SOLD

Hepplewhite Four Drawer Chest, Original Brasses
New England
Circa 1800
Four graduated drawers within case raised on whimsical bracket base - SOLD

(Old refinish, very good condition; dimensions: 34.75" H, 38.75" W, 18" D.)

903-89 - SOLD

Chest of Drawers, Birds Eye Maple, Carved Half Columns, Sandwich Glass Knobs
Rochester, Vermont
Circa 1825
Solid curly and birds eye maple, white pine and white woods, original surface - SOLD

Backsplash flanked by chimneys above three short glove/handkerchief drawers on a rectangular top projecting above a case with a stepped-out long drawer over three recessed long drawers centered by spiral, ring, and diamond-carved engaged-columns resting on projecting block-plinths; the whole raised on spiral and ring turned legs resting on ball-feet. (Case sides are fielded panels, back legs are tapered slab-cut)
(Excellent condition, H: 51.5", W: 45.5", D: 20")

259-29 - SOLD

Paint Decorated Chest of Drawers, Original Paint
New England, probably East Livermore, Maine
First Quarter 19th Century
Fine original condition, original brasses; white pine - SOLD

The overhanging top above case of four drawers raised on molded base with high bracket feet. The decorative glazing was manipulated with putty; the painted drawer fronts are ornamented with faux inlay, and faux bone escutcheons; edges of top with faux inlay. This fancy decorated rural New England chest displays excellent proportions and remains in excellent original condition. See American Fancy, Exuberance in the Arts 1790 - 1840 by Sumpter Priddy; page 72. (H: 48.5"; Case W: 36"; D: 17"; top W: 38.25"; top D: 18.25")

285-89 - SOLD

Circa 1800
Maple and pine - SOLD

As depicted, with a bold overhanging serpentine shaped top above four graduated drawers; and diminutive size; the whole raised on a bold scrolled bracket base with dipped front apron having superb returns. A rare and desirable form created by a provincial craftsman from the Upper Connecticut River Valley, possibly as far north as Vermont; the chest shows design influences of the area from Hartford, Connecticut to North Hampton, Massachusetts. Minor restoration to left side of base and replaced knobs with all else fine. (Dimensions: 36.5" high, 36" case width, 18 1/8" case width, 42.5 by 21.5" top.)

274-76 - SOLD

Grain Painted Four-Drawer Chest - SOLD

Measures 39.75" in height, 41" in width and 16" in depth. This yellow grain painted chest has some minor restoration.

398-1 - SOLD

Painted Chest of Drawers
First-half 19th century - SOLD

As depicted, three glove drawers above case of four long-drawers raised on turned feet.
The yellow paint and brasses are original.
(Overall height: 41"; width: 39.5"; depth: 17.75".)

769-12 - SOLD

Oak, maple and pine - SOLD

731-8 - SOLD

Fancy Painted Chest
New England
Circa 1800
Probably painted circa 1825-1840
Maple and white pine - SOLD

A nice paint-decorated case raised on applied front bracket-feet; double-lobe-profile side cutouts forming feet. Each of the five graduated drawers set within molded dividers beneath the nicely proportioned overhanging molded top. The drawer knobs were "updated" when the chest was decorated; large turned wooden pulls. (Width: 35.5"; depth: 18.5"; height: 42"; top measures 38 by 20.5".)

201-141 - SOLD

Four-Drawer Chest
Mid-Atlantic or Southern
Circa 1800 - SOLD

The rectangular top with string inlay above a conforming case with four graduated thumb-molded drawers; all with original brasses. The case is raised on a base with double string-inlay above slightly flaring French feet. The inner lobe of proper right foot is an old replacement; screws have been added to top with all else being original. This chest is constructed of walnut with outstanding grain and hard yellow pine. Chest would benefit from a cleaning and wax. (Height: 38.75"; width: 39.25"; depth: 20.75".)

410-26 - SOLD

Chest of Drawers, Country Queen Anne
New England
18th Century
White pine - SOLD

Dramatic crown molding with drawer above two short-drawers, above three long-drawers, all molded; the case raised on molded applied bracket base. The case sides extend to floor with base profile conforming to applied brackets. Very old refinish, minor imperfections including some "ending-out" of feet.
(H: 45.75"; W: 40.5"; D: 20.5")

996-3 - SOLD

Ball Foot Chest, William and Mary, Molded
New England
1700 to 1725 - SOLD

Having a molded top over a single arch molded case of two short drawers over three graduated long drawers with applied lower edge molding and turned ball feet that may be original. Imperfections; period brasses not original; the surface and some moldings refreshed. Call for additional information. (H: 36.25"; W: 36.75"; D: 20.5")

572-34 - SOLD

Chest of Drawers, Blue Paint, Original Brasses, Hepplewhite
New England
Early 19th Century
Maple, poplar and white pine - SOLD

The overhanging top above a case of three thumb-molded drawers raised on tall French feet joined by apron featuring a heat cut-out. The showy blue paint appears to have been applied by a visionary before trendy, sometime during the twentieth century. The chest is clean and very attractive.
(H: 40"; W: 40"; D: 17")

692-4 - SOLD

Chest of Drawers, Chippendale, Oxbow
North Shore, Massachusetts
1760 to 1780
Birch and pine, mahoganized surface - SOLD

The overhanging top with molded edges above a conforming oxbow case of four graduated drawers, raised on a molded base resting on outstanding claw and ball feet. This piece remains in superb condition; brasses may be original. (H: 35.75"; W: 38"; D: 21.25")

958-3 - SOLD

Ball Foot Chest of Drawers, William and Mary, Original Feet
Eastern Massachusetts
Circa 1710
Pine - SOLD

This four-drawer chest remains in a remarkably high state of originality; the moldings, drawer guides, backboards and feet are original.
The painted surface and decoration (dry surface) is modern and was inspired by a small group of distinctive examples from Essex County.
(H: 40.5"; W: 41.25"; D: 19.5".)

718-16 - SOLD

Chest, Four Drawer, Bow Front Chest
Portsmouth, NH
Circa 1810
Mahogany, twelve panel - SOLD

The rectangular top with bow-front slightly overhangs the conforming case with four drawers having applied beaded edges; outstanding crotch birch panels framed by rosewood banding; centering magnificently grained veneered mahogany panels that are similarly cross banded and inlayed. The edge of top is inlayed as is the base with tall spurred French feet joined by a wonderfully shaped apron; note that the sting inlay goes straight across the skirt which is typical of Portsmouth shop traditions-as are the spurred French feet. Brasses are appropriate replacements; all feet are replaced. (H: 37.75"; W: 41.5"; D: 21 1/8")

270-40 - SOLD

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