Chippendale Mahogany Bookcase on Oxbow Desk | Massachusetts c. 1780
ITEM #: 907SBP17E
CHIPPENDALE FIGURED MAHOGANY BOOKCASE ON OXBOW DESK
Massachusetts, likely Salem, circa 1780-1800
Item # 907SBP17E
Literature & Further Reading:
- Acquired from Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York for a private Maryland collection in 2006 for $ 31,000 USD
Measurements: 102" H x 47 1/4" W x 25" D; with drop lid open 38 1/2" D; writing area 42 5/8" W x 24 1/2" D; height from floor to writing surface 33"
Surface cleaned and perhaps refinished during the 20th century; overall with excellent color throughout. Left arch of broken-scroll crown with numerous repaired cracks. Finial replaced. Small portion of molding along lower edge of crown replaced and minor shrinkage cracks in veneers of crown. Ripple and shrinkage cracks in the doors. Replaced strip running the width of the inside of the desk where hinges likely pulled out at one point. Small loss to front-right corner molding on the top of the lower section around the bookcase. Apparently original brass hinges and batwing brasses. Replaced valences on upper pigeon-hole slots in bookcase. Triangular patch to left corner of fall-front. Minor cracks in foot facings. Front left foot facing with a 1" patch.