probably English, circa 1825, steel with cast zinc or pewter appliques, with finely cast applied lyre, anthemion, scrolled, and rosette decoration, stepped pilasters, 35-1/2 x 35 x 7 in.
Note: Background on Important Private Collection from Boston:
I have been working with this collector for over 25 years, both in the initial acquisition of the objects and overseeing their conservation as needed. With a keen eye for quality and design, and a deep passion for all things classical, he has quietly amassed a top-notch collection of American furniture and decorative arts. The collection encompasses outstanding examples from the leading cabinetmakers of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, representing excellence in form and proportions, condition, wood quality, and carving. It also includes rare objects that are among the best of their kind. Now, with the downsizing of one of his properties, the offerings in this catalog are coming to market to find new owners who share a love for this remarkable period in American furniture history.
Clark Pearce, Advisor and Consultant to Collectors and Institutions
top and side moldings with dents and distress, other light surface wear and distress consistent with age and use, otherwise good
Property from an Important Boston Collection