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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 2

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 355

Rare Delaware Chippendale Mahogany Desk and Bookcase

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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

attributed to John Janvier Sr., Odessa, Delaware, circa 1775, dentil molded scrolled pediment with carved rosettes, basketwork tympanum, over dentil molded and blind fretwork frieze, paneled doors with scalloped moldings opening to adjustable shelved interior with two candle slides, lower case with fitted desk interior over four graduated long drawers, set on ogee bracket feet, pine, oak, poplar, and white cedar secondary, 102-1/2 x 40-3/4 x 24 in.

Provenance: Inside of one upper door with typed history recording ownership by Thomas and Sarah Tatenall Lea of 1901 Market St., Wilmington, Delaware; The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


strip patch at writing surface hinges (fall board restored), original feet and most blocking, scattered breaks and repairs with some color retouch, formerly fitted with casters, now removed, brasses replaced (plugged center holes), original pediment and rosettes, basket weave with scattered breaks and glue repairs, later brace at back of finial plinth. Accompanied by treatment report with photos from J.S. Doig conservation, Litchfield Connecticut.