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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 462

    A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY TALL CHEST-OF-DRAWERS

    PENNSYLVANIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY TALL CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
    Pennsylvania, Early 19th Century
    65½ in. high, 46 in. wide, 22¼ in. deep


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    This chest-of-drawers descended in the same family as the Fisher-Fox tea table (Christie's New York, October 3, 2007, lot 94). Among the furnishings of the family's estate, Chelwood, the chest and the andirons in lots 464-466 were most likely owned by Hannah Wharton Fisher (b. 1816), the daughter of William Wharton Fisher (1786-1838) and Mary Pleasants Fox (1790-1872). She married Dr. Charles Ray King (1813-1901), a grandson of the New York statesman, Rufus King (1755-1827) and in 1848, he purchased Chelwood, a grand home on the banks of the Delaware River in Andalusia, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

    Provenance

    Probably Hannah Wharton (Fisher) King (b. 1816), Philadelphia and Chelwood, Andalusia, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    Thence by descent in the family


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PHILADELPHIA FAMILY