Lot 537: Important Jesse Needham Walnut

Brunk Auctions

January 18, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Asheville, NC, US
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Description: Pitched-Pediment Tall Chest on FramePiedmont, North Carolina, circa 1810, inscriptions including "William Needham"(?), walnut with poplar secondary, the dentil-molded pitched pediment set with [fleur-de-lis] and quarter fan appliqués, the original frame with deeply scalloped skirt and cabriole legs with slipper feet, 78-1/2 x 45 x 23 in., refinished, brasses replaced, otherwise generally good condition, minor losses and repairs at dentils, back of one top drawer illegibly inscribed in pencil, frame in good condition, some distress at top moldings, appliques appear to be original, patch at one spur on side, very minor chips at feet, bed molding with gap at one corner and later applied filets at interior (likely to account for shrinkage),. Notes: Recorded by MESDA, reference number 55138Literature: John Bivins, Jr., "A Piedmont North Carolina Cabinetmaker", The Magazine Antiques, May 1973, illustrated pg. 970. Provenance: Estate of Patricia F. Chatham; Private Collection, North Carolina
Condition Report: refinished, brasses replaced, otherwise generally good condition, minor losses and repairs at dentils, back of one top drawer illegibly inscribed in pencil, frame in good condition, some distress at top moldings, appliques appear to be original, patch at one spur on side, very minor chips at feet, bed molding with gap at one corner and later applied filets at interior (likely to account for shrinkage),
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