BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY BLOCK-FRONT DRESSING TABLE.

Est. $10,000-$20,000
Sold: $18,000 ($15,000)

The rectangular top with molded and scalloped edge and notched corners projecting above a conforming case with three over three short drawers above three mock drawers below, a shaped apron with acorn pendants, on cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Top replaced. Height 36 ¾ inches, width of top 36 ¼ inches, case depth 22 ½ inches. A similar example formerly in the collection of Mrs. Charles Hallam Keep was sold by Northeast Auctions from the collection of the late John D. Schapiro, Monkton, Maryland, August 1-3, 2003, lot 792.

Literature: For related examples see “American Furniture, Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods” by Joseph Downs, no. 325. “Fine Points of American Furniture” by Albert Sack, p. 193; “Important Early American Cabinetwork, Silver & Decorative Objects from the Estate of the Late Mrs. C. Hallam Keep,” Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., October 19, 1963, pp. 50-51, lot 175; and

Literature: Antiques & Fine Art, Winter/Spring 2009, “A Sense of Place”, Johanna McBrien, Illustrated and discussed page 203.

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