The important Harris family Chippendale mahogany block front chest of drawers  Boston possibly the workshop of George Bright  third quarter 18th century

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Lot 5052W
The important Harris family Chippendale mahogany block front chest of drawers
Boston
possibly the workshop of George Bright
third quarter 18th century

Sold for US$ 61,000 inc. premium
The important Harris family Chippendale mahogany block front chest of drawers
Boston
possibly the workshop of George Bright
third quarter 18th century
height 32in (81cm); width 33 3/4in (97cm), depth 23 1/2in (60cm);

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    William Harris,
    to his great grand daughter W.H.A. Parks,
    to her grand daughter Marjorie Parks Weston
    sold by Ginsburg & Levy, Inc., New York 1943 to
    David Holmes, of the Harry and David firm, Medford, Oregon
    to his descendant.

    William Harris, of Boston built the masts for the frigate Constitution.

    Literature:
    The Magazine Antiques, December 1947 'Related chests in the Boston Fine Arts Museum, the Karolik Collection,' page 417

    A secretary bookcase with similarly carved articulated knobbed claw foot and notched foliate carved bracket signed by George Bright is with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the carved feet and bracket on the Alsop Secretary, with the Detroit Institute of Art ascribed to Bright.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: the dimensions should read "height 32in, width 33 3/4in, depth 23 1/2in" and the feet are possibly later
The important Harris family Chippendale mahogany block front chest of drawers  Boston possibly the workshop of George Bright  third quarter 18th century
The important Harris family Chippendale mahogany block front chest of drawers  Boston possibly the workshop of George Bright  third quarter 18th century
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