Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States ca. 1780–1800
35 1/4 x 41 3/4 x 24 in.
Sack catalogue description: Transitional mahogany serpentine-front claw-and-ball foot bureau, the drawers are fronted by superbly figured solid crotch grain with original finely chased bale brasses, the drawers are flanked by columns inlaid with parallel lines and book-inlaid panels; a center pendant contains a black and white inlaid fan, box-inlaid top borders, these top borders seen on a pair of card tables labeled by John Townsend. A rarely beautiful golden patina accentuates the flowing grain of the drawer fronts; ex-collection Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Taradash. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1127, 1277, pl. P4213. Book: Ralph E. Carpenter, The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport county, 1954), p. 61. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (December 1946): p. 394.
Transitional mahogany serpentine-front bureau
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style Furniture -- United States
bureaus (chests of drawers) (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, 1974; Sack, May 1976 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.