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A CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
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A CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS

PHILADELPHIA, 1760-1780

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A CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
Philadelphia, 1760-1780
In two parts, the upper with broken swan's neck pediment terminating in carved rosettes flanked by and centering urn-and-flame finials, above a central carved shell drawer with applied carved tendrils, flanked by two short drawers, over two additional short drawers, above three graduated long drawers, all flanked by engaged quarter columns; the lower section with a mid-molding over a rectangular case fitted with a long drawer over a central similarly carved drawer flanked by two short drawers, above a shaped skirt centering a carved shell, on cabriole legs with shell-carved knees and ball-and-claw feet, the finials replaced
93¼in. high, 47in. wide, 25½in. deep

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In its skirt design, in the layout of its carved shell drawers, and in its overall design, this imposing high chest-of-drawers relates to a number of known examples. See for example Horner, Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture (Philadelphia, 1935), plates 137 and 218.
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