Condition: Wonderful old surface; top was covered for a very longtime leaving a
smooth surface while the front edge and remainder of chest developed a wonderful
Additional Information: The shaped top with molded edge above a block-end
conforming case containing four scratch-beaded graduated long drawers on a molded
base resting on shapely ogee bracket feet. (Brasses are period and are within original
borings; sliver size repair to single foot; dry surface with robust patina.
Scrolled backsplash above ovolo cornered top; case with four beaded drawers featuring
outstanding wood. Turned and reeded engaged columns continuing to tall turned legs
joined by apron; applied reeded moldings at base of case joining front and rear legs.
(Height at backsplash: 46.25"; height: 40.5"; width: 41.5"; depth: 20.5")
At the height of the fancy period, shades of soft gray on cream paint trimmed in black
were applied over first red. This country-formal chest purportedly served the original
family in Maine for many generations, thence to a second owner for several decades
before being consigned to us. Slightly projecting top over conforming case containing
four drawers, the whole raised on tall slightly flaring French feet joining curvaceous
apron. Drawers were long-ago fitted with colorless Sandwich Glass pulls. We have
available two sets of period brass repousse pulls.
(Very good condition; displays well; height: 39"; width: 40.5"; depth: 21.75")
The rectangular molded top above a case containing two short drawers over three graduated long
drawers; drawer fronts feature burl walnut veneer within herringbone banding; the molded base raised
on ball feet resting on full conical pads. Feet are likely old replacements as are the engraved brasses.
(Height: 38.5"; width: 36"; depth: 19.75")
(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")
The chest of four graduated thumb-molded drawers; having a generously overhung top
with boldly molded edge; having an extremely rare brushing slide above the top drawer;
standing on a vigorously scrolled one-piece bracket base with extremely well-developed
center pendant; retaining mid-19th century painted surface. The overall proportions,
extreme drawer graduation and wonderful color create a highly appealing presence.
In extremely good condition; minor repairs to drawer lips; brasses replaced; top surface
of brushing slide was probably originally felted.
(Height: 35”, case: 35.5” by 19.25”, top: 41” by 21.25”)
Molded and slightly projecting lid on conforming case; deep well [false two drawer front]
above three working drawers. The case features raised panel sides, half round
moldings and a bold base molding above distinct regional turned curly maple feet. [case
stiles continue to feet] The case is backed with two wide boards [rosehead nails]
featuring molded edges and a great rich patina. (Generally excellent condition, very
minor imperfections consistent with age and use. Snipe hinges refreshed within original
piercings; small (1.5-inch) patch to proper right side of upper drawer. Color was expertly
and sensitively added to the case. Height: 51”, width: 31.5” , depth: 17.5” )
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".)
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".)
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")
Red and black faux bois paint, turned wooden pulls; splash board above two small drawers,
stepped-out deck with conforming long-drawer above three drawers flanked by tapering columns
continuing to baluster-turned and tapering feet; original brass escutcheons.
(Beautiful dry patina, excellent surface;
H: 51 1/8”, W: 42 5/8”, D: 20 3/8”)
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")
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")
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")
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")
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")
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")
(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")
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")
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.)
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")
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".)
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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