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A Small Scale Mahogany Chippendale Bureau with Quarter Columns, and Original Brasses, England, c.1780


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These bureaus come in varying quality and often, the front drawers are veneered as are other parts of the chest.  However, this chest is all composed of very heavy solid Santo Domingo mahogany.  The top has classic crimped corners, and the quarter columns visually diminish the size. 
 
The bracket feet are fully developed and are in an ogee carved form.   The brasses are open pierced and original.   This is one of the finest pieces of English furniture we have seen of this type, and very much shows where Philadelphia drew its inspiration for their chests during this period.   In fact, without checking the secondaries, one would mistake this for a Philadelphia piece with the desirable double drawers on top.   There are no alterations or repairs whatsoever and the surface is old and waxed.

Height: 32 in.  Depth: 18 3/4 in.
Overall Width: 35 in. Case Width: 32 1/2 in.
$18,500