Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 48

48: Chippendale Carved Dressing Table with Shell 48: Chippendale Carved Dressing Table with Shell 48: Chippendale Carved Dressing Table with Shell 48: Chippendale Carved Dressing Table with Shell 48: Chippendale Carved Dressing Table with Shell 48: Chippendale Carved Dressing Table with Shell

Chippendale Carved Dressing Table with Shell

and Foliate Carved Drawer

Carving attributed to the workshop of Martin Jugiez (d.1819)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1760
H. 30 in.; W. 36 _ in.; D. 21 1/8 in.

Literature: A similar example, with an apron of different profile, once belonging to Polly Riche of Philadelphia was advertised by Israel Sack, Inc. in "Antiques," June 1965, p. 622.;
Detailed information about the carvers, Nicholas Bernard and Martin Jugiez in Luke Beckerdite and Alan Miller, American Furniture, ed. Luke Beckerdite, ÒA Table's Tale: Craft, Art, and Opportunity in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia,Ó Milwaukee: Chipstone Foundation, 2004, pp. 2-45.

A report on the present dressing table, dated August 26, 1984, requested from Alan Miller by Dr. and Mrs. Isbell accompanies this lot.

Estimate: $50,000 - $80,000

It is an honor and pleasure for Keno Auctions to offer for sale the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell. People collect for a variety of reasons; the Isbells assembled a fabulous Americana collection because of their passion for each piece. Over three decades they sought out the best examples of high quality Colonial American furniture and folk art using the criteria of quality, rarity, condition and provenance as their guide