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    Sale 2109

    Property From The Collection OF George & Lesley Schoedinger

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 507

    A Chippendale Cherrywood High Chest-of-Drawers


    Price Realised  

    A Chippendale Cherrywood High Chest-of-Drawers
    Attributed to Timothy Loomis III (1724-1786), Windsor, Connecticut, circa 1760
    Appears to retain its original escutcheons
    70 in. high, 40 in. wide, 21½ in. deep

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    Displaying identical skirt and leg shaping, molding profiles and escutcheons, this high chest-of-drawers was almost certainly made in the same shop as an example attributed to Timothy Loomis III (1724-1786) of Windsor, Connecticut. Probably trained by his uncle, Timothy Phelps (1702-1756), in Hartford, Loomis established his business in Windsor and was the town's leading cabinetmaker before the arrival of Eliphalet Chapin in the early 1770s. In 1759, Loomis kept a price list of his production line and updated it the following year. According to his list, the high chest offered here, described as "Cherry case of 9 draws Shel at ye Bottom" cost L3 in 1760 (see Philip Zea, catalogue entry, The Great River: Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley, 1635-1820 (Hartford, CT, 1985), pp. 214-216, cat. 95).


    Taylor B. Williams, Chicago, 1979