JACOB FORSTER-LABELED CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS, CHARLESTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 1786-1790.

Est. $20,000-$40,000
Sold: $21,600 ($18,000)

The reverse-serpentine and blocked top with molded edge above four graduated long drawers, on a molded base and cabriole legs ending in ball-and-claw feet. The brasses appear to be original, the top drawer with label printed "Jacob Forster, Cabinet Maker, Charlestown, Massachusetts." Height 33 ½ inches, width 40 ¼ inches, depth 21 ½ inches.

Provenance: Israel Sack, Inc. New York; Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Taradash, Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York; Israel Sack Inc., New York; Sotheby’s, New York, "Selections from Israel Sack, Inc.," January 20, 2002; a private collector.

Literature: Israel Sack, Inc., "American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection," vol. VII, pp. 1934-45, p. 5290; Israel Sack, Inc., "Celebrating Our 90th. Anniversary," 1993, p. 47, p. 5290.

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