Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Sep 17, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1103

Fine Connecticut Queen Anne Cherry High Chest

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

possibly Isaac Tryon school of Glastonbury, Connecticut, 1770-1795, bonnet top with carved rosettes, two carved fan drawers, whale tail decorated skirt, distinctive shell carved knees, dovetailed construction with pine and birch secondary, dovetailed drawers, several inscriptions on backboards, 87 x 40-1/2 x 20-1/2 in.

Note: Illustrated in the Magazine Antiques, August 1961, pg. 101. by Florene, Maine, and in May 1985, pg. 96 by C.L. Prickett.

For more on the Isaac Tryon cabinetmaking school, see Kugelman, Connecticut Valley Furniture, pg. 326-333.

Provenance: General Van Ness, Revolutionary War Figure; Catalina Van Ness, who married Dr. Williams; Cornelia Van Ness Williams, who married George Robinson; Warren Robinson, whose widow sold the high chest upon his death; Mrs. B. B. Nee Thompkins; the Bourber family of Connecticut; Florene, Maine/Ridgefield, Connecticut, early 1960s; Collection of C.L. Prickett


excellent condition overall, two finials and one knee return replaced, appears to retain original brasses, typical minor cracks at foot pads, typical bumps and wear with very minor customary repairs