Blake Family Chippendale Mahogany Block-Front Chest
Boston, Massachusetts, 1760-1780
H. 30 in.; W. 36 in.; D. 22 in.
Provenance: Descended in the Blake family of Brookline and Lenox, Massachusetts;
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc, New York, November 1978, lot 1072;
Julia Overing Beals; Kenneth Van Blarcom, Natick, Massachusetts
Literature: For an example of a chest of similar quality with rounded blocking, but lacking a drop pendant, please see Albert M. and Robert M. Sack, "American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection," New York: Highland House, Vol. VIII, P5982, p. 2360.
Estimate: $40,000 - $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
Condition: Appears to retain its original brasses. Small patch on left rear corner. Patch on pine bottom board.