Chest of drawers

Published/Created:
New York, United States
ca. 1760–1770
Physical Description:
32 x 34 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Diminutive Chippendale mahogany serpentine-front bureau
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5697
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr1 tif
Genre:
bureaus (chests of drawers) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Open Access
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, November 1985
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10987107
OID:
11887992
PID:
digcoll:847391

Number of Pages: 5
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