Chest of drawers

Published/Created:
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1780–1800
Physical Description:
35 1/4 x 41 3/4 x 24 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Transitional mahogany serpentine-front bureau
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4213A
Genre:
bureaus (chests of drawers) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, 1974; Sack, May 1976
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr1 tif
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10987026
PID:
digcoll:846819