Sack catalogue description: A New York masterpiece. Diminutive Chippendale mahogany serpentine-front bureau with serpentine sides and chamfered fluted corners, the drawer fronts and sides are hewn from the solid and the beaded bordered drawers retain the original brasses, the conforming top with molded edge is secured to the sides by a long dovetail and has a dressing slide below; the case is supported on four acanthus-carved claw-and-ball feet with carved knee brackets of distinct New York design, beautiful mellow brown patina. This bureau was sold by Israel Sack almost fifty years ago and recently repurchased. To our knowledge, this little gem is unique; it is one of the very few exceptions to the general tendency of breadth and massiveness of New York pre-Revolutionary case furniture. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, pp. 2272–2273, pl. P5697.
Diminutive Chippendale 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, November 1985 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.