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    Sale 2095

    The Collection Of Marguerite And Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 565

    A WILLIAM AND MARY GUMWOOD KAST

    ALBANY, NEW YORK, MID-18TH CENTURY

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A WILLIAM AND MARY GUMWOOD KAST
    Albany, New York, mid-18th century

    76 in. high, 74 in. wide, 27¼ in. deep


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    Its cornice composed of a series of elaborate moldings with pitched plank construction, this kast illustrates the regional preferences of woodworkers in the Albany, New York area during the eighteenth century. Like the base molding, the cornice is cut from a relatively narrow board, but placed or "pitched" at an angle to convey mass. Surviving kasten from this area also feature a similar facades, with the same layout of applied molded ornament. See Robert F. Trent, Alan Miller, Glenn Adamson, and Harry Mack Truax II, "High Craft along the Mohawk: Early Woodwork from the Albany Area of New York," American Furniture 2004 (Milwaukee, WI, 2004), pp. 113-134.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Sold Northeast Auctions, Manchester, New Hampshire, August 1-2, 1992, lot 819