Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1760–1780
93 3/4 x 41 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.
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. ----- 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.
Chippendale mahogany blockfront chest-on-chest
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style Furniture--United States
chests: chests-on-chests (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1973 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.