31 1/4 and 31 in.; 36 7/8 and 36 7/8 in.; 19 1/4 and 19 3/8 in.
Sack catalogue description: Pair of Chippendale mahogany serpentine-front bureaus, the serpentine-front graduated drawers have blocked ends and retain the original bale brasses, molded tops of conforming shape; ogee bracket feet with platformed bases, light golden color. There are slight differences of construction details in the two bureaus but also distinctive individual touches that establish a common authorship; pairs of chests are an event in American furniture. Record P5404, the pair of Chippendale chests, recalls the unusual circumstances by which we were able to match the great serpentine pair now in the glorious rooms of the Department of State at the White House, Washington, D.C. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1988, 2009, pl. P5404.
Pair of Chippendale mahogany serpentine-front bureaus
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, 1983 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.