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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1073

Rare New England Federal Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

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

Coastal Massachusetts, circa 1800, with inlaid, shaped, and dentil molded cornice over a line inlaid frieze, four inlaid glazed doors opening to adjustable shelved interiors, lower section with fitted butler's desk with four interior inlaid drawers and tiger maple sides, three additional inlaid drawers, two oval inlaid cabinet doors, all flanked by lightwood inlaid pilaster, on tapered square legs, early dark red painted interiors, upper case now electrified, white pine secondary throughout, 92 x 67-3/4 x 20 in.

Provenance: Dupont Family, Wilmington, Delaware; David Stockwell, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, purchased in 1989 (accompanied by receipt for $150,000); Property from an Important Charleston Collection


some cracks and distress to pediment with one strip patch at right, scattered molding and veneer patches, upper case sides with veneer patches and repairs, brasses replaced, typical warping and veneer distress to lower doors, upper doors formerly fitted with brass pulls (now removed) and with restorations to muntins, minor repairs at some hinge attachments, break and repair at one rear leg