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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Jul 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 832

Fine American Chippendale Mahogany Blockfront Desk

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1775, with figured mahogany fall board opening to fitted interior with fitted prospect door opening two additional drawers, one fan carved, two fan carved drawers, above four blocked long drawers, over a fan carved pendant skirt and ball and claw feet, illegible chalk inscriptions and initials "GW" on bottom, 43-1/2 x 41 x 24 in.

Note: Featured in The Magazine Antiques, January 1985, pg. 127.

Provenance: descended through the family of Captain Nathaniel Nowell, Newburyport, Massachusetts; Collection of C.L. Prickett


in fine condition, appears to retain original pierced brasses, minor warping to fall board, mirror and prospect door replaced, minor patch to top board at lock catch, original feet, returns, and skirt drop