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Property from the Brooklyn Museum | March 20, 2024

Wed, Mar 20, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 20

Rare Virginia Chippendale Walnut Fitted Cellaret with Slide, Luke Vincent Lockwood Provenance

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

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attributed to Rappahannock River Valley, Virginia, 1750-1770, a rare early form with finely fitted interior, scalloped front and side skirts, deeply shaped cabriole legs with stylized paw feet, yellow pine and poplar secondary, cellaret interior with fittings for 20 bottles centering a removable decanter caddy opening to additional fittings, 29-1/2 x 28-1/4 x 19 in.

Provenance: Purchased through Luke Vincent Lockwood, 1916; Property from the Brooklyn Museum

Note: This rare cellaret has design precedents in Irish furniture of the period. For more on these precedents, see Ronald L. Hurst, "Irish Influences in Cabinetmaking in Virginia's Rappahannock River Basin", American Furniture, 1997. For an eastern North Carolina cellaret with a related fitted interior, see Hurst and Prown, Southern Furniture, 1680-1830, The Colonial Williamsburg Collection, pg. 540.


in very fine condition overall, appears to retain original dividers and fittings (lacking one small divider, central caddy has been refinished), drink slide facing is original but slide is likely replaced (poplar construction and has a shrinkage crack), no leg or ankle breaks found, feet retain some early, possible original surface, some very minor cracks including at back of one front leg, typical minor wear at feet, abrasion at front of box


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Purchased through Luke Vincent Lockwood, 1916; Property from the Brooklyn Museum