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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 683

Very Fine American Classical Figured Mahogany Sideboard

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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Boston, possibly Isaac Vose, or Archibald and Emmons, circa 1820, brass mounts, two pedestal ends with hinged top compartments above a single drawer and a cabinet door with shelved interior, central section with long frieze drawer and brass gallery, lions paw feet, fine proportions, craftsmanship and veneers, dovetailed drawers with mahogany secondary, white pine framing elements, 56 x 82-1/2 x 27-1/2 in.


A labeled sideboard by Archibald and Emmons is illustrated in Hirschl & Adler, Boston In The Age of Neoclassicism, pg. 48 and 49. Another example by Archibald and Emmons with virtually identical feet is owned by Historic New England (accession number 1990.125). There is a related sideboard with fliptop compartments at the Concord Museum, (F.1600) that has been attributed to Thomas Seymour possibly under Isaac Vose.


Concord Museum-


Background on Important Private Collection from Boston:
I have been working with this collector for over 25 years, both in the initial acquisition of the objects and overseeing their conservation as needed. With a keen eye for quality and design, and a deep passion for all things classical, he has quietly amassed a top-notch collection of American furniture and decorative arts. The collection encompasses outstanding examples from the leading cabinetmakers of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, representing excellence in form and proportions, condition, wood quality, and carving. It also includes rare objects that are among the best of their kind. Now, with the downsizing of one of his properties, the offerings in this catalog are coming to market to find new owners who share a love for this remarkable period in American furniture history.
Clark Pearce,
Advisor and Consultant to Collectors and Institutions

Provenance: Skinner Auctions, February 27, 2000 (sold for $43,700); Clark Pearce; Property from an Important Boston Collection


good overall, original brass gallery, veneer loss to corner of freeze drawer, other scattered minor veneer flaws and repairs, some minor flaws from mounting holes, slight warping to central backboard

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