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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 213

    A SMALL TEAK AND INLAID CHEST

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY NEWFOUNDLAND

    Price Realised  

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    A SMALL TEAK AND INLAID CHEST
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY NEWFOUNDLAND
    Inlaid on the angles and corners with bird's eye maple and with heart, lozenge and tool motifs, with hinged lid and two small drawers below, recessed handles and shaped bracket feet
    14 in. (36 cm.) high; 20 in. (50 cm.) wide; 12 in. (30 cm.) deep


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    The overall design and decorative elements in this chest suggest it was possibly made in Newfoundland by an outport craftsman. These men built their boats, houses and furniture, often including design elements imported from Ireland where many Newfoundland settlers originated.Teak was common. See W. Peddle The Traditional Furniture of Outport Newfoundland, 1983.

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