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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 841

Philadelphia Chippendale Walnut Desk and Bookcase

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

Pennsylvania, circa 1760, upper case with broken arch pediment, with carved cartouche, rosettes, flame and urn finials, over two highly figured walnut tombstone doors opening to fitted interior with four serpentine drawers, two candle slides, lower case with finely fitted desk interior over four graduated long drawers flanked by fluted quarter columns, set on ogee bracket feet, poplar and white cedar secondary, appears to retain original brass bat wing drawer pulls and escutcheons, 104 x 43 x 24 in.

Note: Illustrated in Elizabeth Stillinger, American Antiques: The Hennage Collection, pg. 48.

Provenance: David Stockwell Antiques; bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hennage; Property Deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from the Joseph and June Hennage Collection; all proceeds to benefit the Joseph and June Hennage Collection Acquisition Fund


fall board and top edge of desk interior opening replaced, cartouche, rosettes, and finials replaced, restorations to feet (see condition notes from Colonial Williamsburg Conservation Department)