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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
probably by Ebenezer Hubbell, Stratford, Connecticut, 1760-1775, with slant lid opening to a finely fitted interior with block and shell carved prospect door flanked by fluted columns, removable prospect section with two interior hidden drawers, eight valance drawers, case set with four long drawers, lower drawer with distinctive concave shell carving, set on bandy legs with carved Spanish feet, cherry with white pine and oak secondary, 45-1/4 x 40-1/2 x 21-1/2 in., Provenance: Christie's, New York, June 4, 1988, lot 165; Walton Antiques, Jewett City, Connecticut, 1988; The Ann and Joel Finn Collection; Note: A similar example is illustrated in Edward S. Cooke Jr., "The Preindustrial Joiner in Western Connecticut, 1750-1800", American Furniture, Chipstone Foundation, 1995, pg. 130.Illustrated in the Jeffery Tillou Antiques catalog,ÿThe Ann and Joel Finn Collection, pg. 12-13 (lot accompanied by copy of catalog).
fine condition with mellow surface, typical wear and shrinkage cracks, minor distress at lock hasp for lid, three knee returns replaced, minor crack at base molding, some minor repairs at leg attachments, small patch at tip of one rear toe, hinges replaced, triangular patch at top of one drawer facing, patches and repairs at one rear foot with one at top of leg with minor associated molding restoration
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