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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 774

North Carolina Federal Paint Decorated Cellarette

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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

dovetailed walnut box with open interior with yellow pine bottom board on conforming frame with finely tapered legs, black painted surface overall, 37-1/4 x 21-1/2 x 16-1/2 in.

Note: Closely related examples are illustrated in Bivins Jr., The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina, 1700-1820, pg. 334-338.

Provenance: Said to have been found in a Perquimans County residence; sold Leland Little Auctions, December 1, 2012, Lot 497; Private Collection


probable strip patches at front and back of top (some later paint with overspray), bed molding replaced, glue blocks at front of frame replaced, some minor cracks and distress at edges of top, lacking lock and brass pull of later date. Appears to have good integrity, but some color disparity between stand and base (see blacklight images online)