Paneled Maple and Pine Valuables ChestNew England, 1690-1720
H. 21 _ in.; W. 19 _ in.; D. 12 _ in.
Drawer fronts are figured maple Provenance: Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island;
Whimsy Antiques, Arlington, Vermont, June, 1965;
The Deyerle Collection, Sotheby's Charlottesville, Virginia, 1995, Lot 567
Literature: Illustrated in Wallace Nutting, "Furniture Treasury," New York: Macmillan, 1928, pl. 917;
Illustrated in Wallace Nutting, "Furniture of the Pilgrim Century", New York: Bonanza Books, 1921, p. 399;
Advertised by Whimsy Antiques, Arlington, Vermont, in "Antiques," June 1965, p. 635;
Illustrated in "Shop Talk", 1960, p. 98.
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
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
Condition: applied small medallion was possibly once at center of inset octagonal door panel. The following restoration carried out after purchase at Deyerle Sale in 1995: Base molding restored, lower right triangular panel on door restored, patches added to cover exposed hinge plates on right side front portion of case,