Lot 161 is an important William and Mary Veneered High Chest of Drawers. Boston, circa 1705-1725, this piece is in two sections. The upper has a walnut-veneered cornice molding and a figured maple veneered pulvinated frieze incorporating a hidden document drawer in front. The sides of the case comprised of four bookmatched panels of vividly figured maple veneer encased by walnut herringbone branding and walnut veneer. The painted turned trumpet and vase form legs joined by a shaped flat stretcher and ending in turned ball feet. h. 68 in. (of lower case), 38 in., w (at mid molding), 40 3/4 in., w. (at upper case), 36 in., w (of cornice molding), 40 in., d. 22 1/4 in.
Estimate: $60,000 to $120,000Carrie Coolidge/AOL 16/01/11
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