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American (Philadelphia), second half 18th century. A Chippendale chest of drawers in figured mahogany and poplar secondary, having a fitted and molded surface, above two aligned over three graduated cockbeaded and dovetailed drawers, flanked by engaged quarter columns, all rising on ogee bracket feet; ht. 36.5, wd. 42.5, dp. 23.5 in.
According to the consignor, the mate to this dresser is curated in the collection of the Diplomatic Rooms of the United States State Department, and is exhibited in the Adams Reception Hall. That piece descended in the family of Elizabeth Willing Powel (1743-1830). For further information, please reference Treasures of State: Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State, ed. Clement E. Conger, 1991, pg. 142-143.
Provenance: Sold at Garths 1997 from the Paul and Barbara Carpenter Collection. Ex. William Samaha
Property from the Collection of Dr. M. Donald Hayes. To Be Sold Without Reserve.
Aligned drawers with restoration to casing. Loose molding right side surface. Period but not original hardware. Missing on right side of left aligned drawer and first graduated drawer.
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