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

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Lot 70

70:Chippendale Cherry-Wood Reverse Serpentine Chest 70:Chippendale Cherry-Wood Reverse Serpentine Chest

Chippendale Cherry-Wood Reverse Serpentine Chest

Connecticut, 1785-1810
H. 33 3/8 in.; W. 36 _ in.; D. 18 _ in.

Thumbnail molded two board top inlaid on both top and front edge with stringing, with four graduated Fan-inlaid drawers below

Provenance: By family tradition, this chest was purchased by the consignorÕs great grandparents, Frederick Aldrich and Lucy (Horton) Aldrich, who lived in Union, Connecticut before moving to Uxbridge, Massachusetts;
To their youngest daughter, Mary P. Aldrich, who lived in the family home in Uxbridge, Massachusetts until her death;
To her niece, the consignorÕs Mother;
Thence by descent.

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

Condition: Appears to retain original surface and original circular bail brasses. Missing inset brass escutcheon on top drawer. Bottom 1 _ inch of rear left foot and _ inch of rear right foot missing.

Price Realized: $12,400