Chest of drawers

Published/Created:
Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1760–1780
Physical Description:
31 1/4 and 31 in.; 36 7/8 and 36 7/8 in.; 19 1/4 and 19 3/8 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Pair of Chippendale mahogany serpentine-front bureaus
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5404A
Genre:
bureaus (chests of drawers) (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, 1983
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr1 tif
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10987093
OID:
11887988
PID:
digcoll:847610

Number of Pages: 2
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