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Fine Chippendale Carved Walnut Block-Front Bonnet-Top Chest-on-Chest

attributed to Benjamin Frothingham, Jr. (1734-1809)

Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1780

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Fine Chippendale Carved Walnut Block-Front Bonnet-Top Chest-on-Chest attributed to Benjamin Frothingham, Jr. (1734-1809) of Charlestown having a broken arch top, original cork-screw and urn-turned finials, above three short drawers, the center with a carved shell, over four graduated long drawers, all flanked by fluted pilasters, original brasses; all over a lower case with four long blocked and graduated drawers and straight bracket feet centered by a dropped pendant.

In an outstanding state of preservation being all original except for one brass escutcheon, some repairs to finials, 3 of right rear foot facing, right rear foot support and other customary minor repairs.  Retains an outstanding old mellow patina.

 

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1780.

Height 89, width 40, depth 21.

Provenance:  Ex-collection of Tom Devenish, New York.

 

 

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