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American & Western Auction | March 8, 2024

Fri, Mar 8, 2024 10:00AM EST
Lot 526

Newport Chippendale Shell Carved Mahogany Slant Front Desk

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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$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

Goddard Townsend School, underside of case with carved date of 1785, dense figured mahogany, slant lid opening to a fitted interior with three shells, four graduated long drawers, dovetailed construction with red cedar and white pine secondary, drawers with probably original batwing brass and escutcheons, 41 x 41-1/2 x 23 in.

Provenance: back with chalk inscription, "Ginsburg and Levy"; A Washington, D. C. Estate


probably original feet with scattered patches and repairs (later color at back makes clear vetting difficult), prospect door possibly restored? (later color at back), refinishing with scattered finish losses and distress, especially at feet

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back with chalk inscription, "Ginsburg and Levy"; A Washington, D. C. Estate