Chest-on-chest

Creator:
Frothingham, Benjamin, Jr., 1734-1809 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1760–1780
Physical Description:
93 3/4 x 41 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale mahogany blockfront chest-on-chest, the lower case with square blocking capped with rounded corners, bracket feet with blocked inner outline; the upper case with drawers flanked by fluted columns, the upper row with center drawer featuring a complex shell and acanthus-carved motif in punchwork background, flanked by end drawers that follow the outline of the arch; original open flame finials with acanthus-carved bowls, choice golden patina, original brasses. A Frothingham masterpiece, attributed to Benjamin Frothingham; the characteristics that relate to labeled Frothingham examples are evidenced in the distinctive carved shell and open flame finials that appear on a blockfront chest-on-chest labeled by Benjamin Frothingham, illustrated in The Magazine Antiques (1952): frontispiece.
Related objects: Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (1952): frontispiece.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 1056–1057, pl. P3741.
Variant Titles:
Chippendale mahogany blockfront chest-on-chest
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3741
Genre:
chests: chests-on-chests (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1973
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2enddr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10961848
OID:
11861350
PID:
digcoll:846981

Number of Pages: 3
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