Chippendale Mahogany Bonnet-Top High Chest
Probably Salem, circa 1770
The enclosed bonnet with three flame finials over a convex shell carved drawer and two small drawers above four graduated long drawers all flanked by fluted pilasters, the lower section with a long drawer over a convex shell carved drawer and two drawers, above a scrolled apron on angular cabriole legs and claw and ball feet. Height 7 feet 5 3/4 inches, width 42 3/4 inches, depth 22 1/2 inches.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Later back boards below pediment in upper section; finials replaced; the thin board covering bonnet are separating and falling in; the ends of the scrolled part of the tympanum appear to be cut right below cornice, at least an awkward ending to the scroll; the molded plinth under the center finial is probably a replacement; below that the "podium" part of the tympanum has a 2 1/2 inch section of "different" wood, should be the same wood as tympanum; left cornice section over capital has repair, chip at center; left front corner of same is slightly chipped; right hand front cornice section has chip to corner and horizontal crack, possibly with some putty infill; rectangular pieces under capitals have patches and small holes; upper and lower shell drawer have square patch to center over shell, probably from a previous lock; corner chip to first long drawer at right side, small one to second long drawer left side, third long drawer upper right corner; fourth long drawer with small chip to beaded case molding; cracking and restuck section and loss to back edge of lower rear corner of left side; dents to base molding; cracking and added rails to rear of back legs on case; small putty infill above in long drawer of base above left pull; scrape to base on lower right side; left front leg with tight crack to left front knee return; tight crack to right front leg
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