New York

Important American Furniture, Outsider and Folk Art

 New York, 23 January 2015, Sale #3703

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


181 lots sold

Total: $3,429,125/£2,297,514/€3,017,630

  90% sold by lot

201 lots offered

£0.67= $1 / €0.88=$1

83% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Desk-And-Bookcase

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, circa 1785.

400,000 – 600,000






The Major Luther Metcalf Federal Brass-Mounted Inlaid Mahogany Tall-Case Clock, Medway, Massachusetts, 1796.

100,000 – 150,000




US Trade


A Chippendale Figured Mahogany Serpentine-Front Chest-Of-Drawers, Massachusetts, 1765-1785.

30,000 –  50,000




US Advisor


Attributed to Ruth Whittier (1803-1882) and Samuel Addison (1803-1836) Shute, Portrait of Sarah Chandler Emerson, graphite, gouache and watercolor on paper.

20,000 – 50,000




US Trade


A Queen Anne Mahogany Turret-Top Card Table, Boston, 1740-1760.

30,000 – 50,000




US Trade


A Chippendale Mahogany Camel-Back Sofa, Philadelphia, 1770-1780.

50,000 – 80,000




US Advisor


A Carved, Painted And Polychrome-Decorated Cigar Store Indian, Attributed To John L. Cromwell (1805-1873), New York, 1850-1870.

30,000 – 50,000




US Trade


The Honorable William Bartlet Chippendale Mahogany Block-Front Chest-Of-Drawers, Massachusetts, 1770-1800.

40,000 – 60,000




US Trade


A Chippendale Carved Mahogany Block-Front Desk-And-Bookcase, Boston, 1760-1790.

50,000 – 80,000




US Trade


A Queen Anne Mahogany Drop-Leaf Dining Table, Attributed To John Goddard (1723-1785), Newport, 1750-1770.

40,000 – 60,000




US Private

Andrew Holter, Head of American Furniture and Decorative Arts, said: “The strong results of the sale continue to show the strength in the market and collectors’ desire to acquire works of exceptional provenance and quality.  With 90% of lots sold, the sale experienced competitive bidding for works from private collections, highlighted by the Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Desk-And-Bookcase from Lancaster, Pennsylvania which led the sale realizing $665,000.  Property from the Estate of Jane Supino also performed well with Ruth Whittier and Samuel Addison Shute’s Portrait of Sarah Chandler Emerson realizing $173,000, over three times its high estimate.  We look forward to the conclusion of Americana Week on January 26, with the sale of Chinese Export Art.”

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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