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    Sale 2095

    The Collection Of Marguerite And Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 595

    A CHIPPENDALE CHERRYWOOD CHEST-OF-DRAWERS

    PROBABLY COLCHESTER, CONNECTICUT, 1770-1800

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A CHIPPENDALE CHERRYWOOD CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
    Probably Colchester, Connecticut, 1770-1800
    Appears to retain its original brasses
    35½ in. high, 37 5/8 in. wide, 21 in. deep


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    This dynamic chest of drawers exhibits a distinctive characteristic of a group of cabinetmakers working in Colchester, Connecticut: the front ogee feet are dovetailed together, with the dovetails visible from the side. For a more in-depth discussion on this group, see Thomas P. Kugelman, Alice K. Kugelman and Robert Lionetti, Connecticut Valley Furniture, Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800 (Hartford, 2005), pp. 210-239 (Loomis and Lord Groups).

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Sold Sotheby's New York, Important Americana, January 18-19, 2001, lot 708


    Literature

    Thomas P. Kugelman, Alice K. Kugelman and Robert Lionetti, Connecticut Valley Furniture, Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800 (Hartford, 2005), p. 229, cat. no. 102.