Lot 204
New England Chippendale Mahogany Desk and Bookcase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Attributed to Massachusetts, circa 1770-1780, two part form, white pine secondary, the upper dovetailed case with an applied cornice having a stylized dentil molding above a thin plain frieze, two hinged paneled cabinet doors with relief carved shaped border, interior with two louvered shelves above eight valanced pigeon holes above four side-by-side small drawers, two pull-out candle slides, the dovetailed desk with a hinged slant lid with molded edge and bread board ends, loper support, interior with two applied columnar document drawers, eight valanced pigeon holes, six small drawers, missing prospect door, four graduated flush long drawers raised on bold ogee bracket feet with spurs, central shaped drop pendant.

83.5 x 45 x 24 in., upper case width 40.5 in.

By Descent of the Boardman, Devitt and Dawkins families, New England and California.

Missing prospect door; replaced pulls with plug holes; missing escutcheon; break/split/repair to lid at hinge area now with long horizontal patches to interior at hinges; general wear, denting and estate use throughout interior and exterior case; the left front side foot facing replaced; right rear side facing tipped, left rear side facing missing lower three inches; other foot facing components original including shaped central drop.

$1,000 - 2,000