17 January 2003
A MINIATURE CHERRYWOOD CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
New England, 19th century
The rectangular top with a shaped backsplash above a conforming case fitted with three drawers above a shaped skirt, on bracket feet
9¼in. high, 10½in. wide, 5½in. deep
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The description should read New England or Ohio, 19th century. The provenance for this lot is Diane Ruble.
Offered in New York, the art collected by the Tony Award-winning producer, philanthropist and ‘grand dame’ of Palm Beach
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