A FINE QUEEN ANNE
TIGER MAPLE HIGHBOY
NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS Circa 1750 - 1765

In two sections: the upper section with molded cornice above conforming case fitted with a pair of thumb-molded short drawers over four graduated long drawers; the lower section with a thumb-molded long drawer over three thumb-molded short drawers, above a shaped apron with two drop pendants, supported by cabriole legs terminating in high pad feet. This high chest of drawers displays rich tiger maple figuring enhanced by a mellow patina. The overall form of the tall chest is reminiscent of pieces made on the north shore of Massachusetts, particularly the communities of Salem and Newburyport.

 

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The profile of the knee returns vary from most Salem examples and the skirt pattern in conjunction with figured maple, indicate this piece is of Newburyport origin. Woods: Maple with pine secondary woods.
Dimensions: Height- 74-1/2", w- 39", d- 21-1/2" Hardware: This high chests appears to retain all of its original brass plates, bales, and escutcheons. Restoration: This high chest appears to retain an original or very early surface. The piece is in an excellent state of preservation, including drop pendants. There is a very small area of loss to the cornice and one tiny drawer lip repa
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CHIPPENDALE MAPLE CHEST-ON-CHEST Attributed to Goddard-Townsend School
Newport, Rhode Island. Circa 1770-1780.

Original brasses and mellow patina. Few maple chests are of this quality and desirable small size.

Height 7 ft. 1 in., width 39 in., depth 19 inches.

 

 

 

A CLASSICAL GILTWOOD
CONVEX WALL MIRROR
American, Circa 1820

Surmounted by a wingspread eagle flanked by C-scrolls, the circular mirror plate surrounded by a molded and pierced scroll-carved border within a circular molded and pierced frame with spherules, a gadrooned and a shell-carved pendant below. 49" High, 31 1/2" Wide. Minor repairs.
(A-3855)

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE TALLCASE CLOCK
BY THOMAS CLAGGETT NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Circa 1760

Condition:
The works and case are completely original to each other. Both hands and second sweep appear to be original. The case is made of cherry and maple and was originally painted a red paint-stain. Many of the clocks by Thomas and his father, William Claggett, were paint decorated and the Claggett Tallcase Clock in the Redwood Library in Newport is a fine example of this kind of work.

The engraved brass and silver dial and clockworks are original and were restored by Kirtland Crump & Company in 1998. The clock works were disassembled, thoroughly cleaned, removing rust and old oil. The works were extra polished, the pivots burnished (as they were rusty because someone had cleaned the works in a water-ammonia solution which caused severe corrosion.) The clock was then "fitted up" to replace the worn arbor bushings (4) and train bushings (12). Both ratchet clicks were tightened and re-fitted. The badly corroded and pitted silver dial was polished but not lacquered.

The paint history indicates that the clock was originally painted a red paint-stain. The clock case has no major restoration excepting the restored painted surface.

86 Inches High

 

 

 

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