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Lot 734: QUEEN ANNE CHEST OF DRAWERS.Platinum House
September 7, 2013
Delaware, OH, USALive Auction
QUEEN ANNE CHEST OF DRAWERS.
Attributed to the Delaware Water Gap area of Pennsylvania, mid 18th century, cherry and maple, pine secondary. Six dovetailed drawers in the top section, surmounted by a cove molded cornice. Three dovetailed drawers in the base include a carved shell at center and divided fronts on the outer two that simulate double drawers. Applied molding around the waist with an unusual draw board for folding linens. Cabriole legs and deeply scalloped aprons. Appears to have period brasses on the base, later brasses fit to the top case. Imperfections. 72'h. 36'w. 19'd. Sold at Garth's, January 4, 2002, lot 206.
Marriage; replaced legs; refinished. Pieced repairs to the side of the upper case, drawer fronts and cornice. The linen drawer at the bottom of the upper case appears to be a later addition; the drawers on the bottom section have been sanded down with added nails at the dove tails.
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