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    Sale 2109

    Property From The Collection OF George & Lesley Schoedinger

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 505

    A Queen Anne Cherrywood dressing table

    WETHERSFIELD, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A Queen Anne Cherrywood dressing table
    Wethersfield, Connecticut, circa 1760
    Appears to retain most of its original brasses
    31 in. high, 34 in. wide, 25¾ in. deep


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    With the distinctive blocked ogee shaping on its skirt, this dressing table illustrates a design favored by Wethersfield, Connecticut cabinetmakers during the eighteenth century. It relates to examples in the Porter-Belter and Francis groups as defined and discussed by Thomas Kugelman, Alice Kugelman and Robert Lionetti. As seen on these comparable forms, this table features convex knee returns applied directly to the front of the apron, cabriole legs with bowl shaped padded disc feet, step molded edges, and a small central shell featuring convex rays with a brass pull directly above and a recess in its apron directly below (Thomas P. Kugelman and Alice K. Kugelman with Robert Lionetti, Connecticut Valley Furniture (Hartford, 2005), pp. 49-69; see also John T. Kirk, Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Hartford, 1967), p. 102, fig. 179; Kevin Sweeney, "Furniture and furniture making in mid-eighteenth century Wethersfield, Connecticut," The Magazine Antiques (May 1984), p. 1158, fig. 5).

    Provenance

    The Reverend Nathaniel Chauncey Family, Durham, Connecticut
    Sotheby's New York, January 17, 1999, lot 611
    Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut