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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Sep 17, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1052

Rare Mississippi Creole Figured Cherry Armoire

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

Mississippi Delta, possibly Woodside, late 18th/early 19th century, figured cherry with poplar and pine secondary, molded cornice over inlaid loop decorated tympanum, inlaid double paneled doors opening to shelved interior with two dovetailed drawers, flanked by line inlaid quarter column inset case sides, serpentine skirt, original tall French feet, original brass drawer pulls, original backboards with cut nails, 84-3/4 x 50 x 20 in.

Provenance: Neal Auctions, February 1998 lot 736; Clifton Anderson, 1999, with copy of receipt for $16,000 and other documents; Private Collection


very good overall, original feet and blocking (old splice repair at one rear foot), cracks, patches, and distress to skirt veneer (one side skirt restored), hinges replaced, possible restorations at drawer bottoms, some minor patches at door framing, brass door escutcheons replaced, shelves are old replacements, other scratches and surface abrasions, typical shrinkage and very minor warping to doors (accompanied by copy of receipt from Miguel Saco, New York for conservation work "repairing, cleaning, touching-up, making key, and finishing...")