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Massachusetts Chippendale Bonnet-top High Chest

American (probably North Shore, Massachusetts), 1750-1770. A Chippendale maple high chest with a broken scrolled pediment, flame finials, the top three aligned drawers conforming to the top, the center top drawer with fan carving, the lower four, graduated, all with thumb-moulded overlapping drawer faces. The lower case with one long drawer over three aligned, the center drawer with fan carving, all over shaped aprons and sides, arched legs with sharp arising knees and ending in claw and ball feet; ht. 81, wd. 38, dp. 22 in.
Note: The chest is accompanied by a 1949 issue of The Magazine Antiques, in which this same chest is pictured in an article on "Living with
Antiques-The Westchester Home of Mr. & Mrs, Jerome Bloom", pp. 126.

Recently, A similar piece, Fine period Chippendale Bonnet-top High Chest sold a Stanton Auctions, Hampden, MA, January 25, 2014, Lot 50. 

Condition:Old refinishing. Plinth on top center has been repaired.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$20,400
04/12/2014

 

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