A chest on chest
Lot 1138W
The Buckley family Chippendale mahogany chest-on-chest
New York, New York
1760-1780
US$ 12,000 - 18,000
£7,700 - 12,000

Lot Details
Property of a Private Seattle Collector
The Buckley family Chippendale mahogany chest-on-chest
New York, New York
1760-1780
overall height 80 3/4in (205cm); width of cornice 49 3/4in (126.5cm); depth of cornice 22 3/4in (57.75cm)
Poplar secondary woods.

Footnotes

  • This piece demonstrates traditional elements of the most sophisticated furniture made in New York, including broad proportions, chamfered corners with fluting and angular ball-and-claw feet. For comparable examples, see American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection Vol I, p. p. 24, no. 85 and Vol. V, p. 3143, no. 4368.

    According to family records that survive, John Buckley was born in Stuttgart in 1755 and was sent to America during the Revolutionary War to fight as a Hessian soldier. After the war, he resided in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, where he met and married Margaret Dunlap in 1784; by 1786, the family was living in Marlborough, New York, when their first child, John Buckley, was born.

    A copy of the family history that has stayed with the chest-on-chest will be provided to the buyer.

    Provenance:
    John and Margaret Buckley (nee Dunlap), m. October 14, 1784
    John Buckley (1786-1870), Marlborough, New York, son
    Thomas Townsend Buckley (1817-1887), Marlborough, New York, son
    John Dunlap Buckley (1850-1914), Marlborough, New York, son
    Marian Dunlap Buckley (b. 1893), daughter
    D. Baker
    Sold Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art and Decorative Arts, January 23, 1988, lot 375
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