November 09, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Very Rare Southern Chippendale Walnut Cellarette

attributed to Piedmont North Carolina, late 18th century, walnut throughout with lidded dovetailed bottle case on a conforming frame with scalloped skirts, cabriole legs and Spanish feet, 23-3/4 x 21-1/2 x 14-1/2 in.

Note: Illustrated in Helen Comstock's article, "Furniture of Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky."

Also, a nearly identical example (likely the same chest with different escutcheon) is shown in Southern Antiques by Paul Burroughs, p. 71, plate II.

Provenance:Collection of Mrs. Alfred Bissell of Wilmington, Delaware; exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, "Furniture of the Old South", 1958 (labels present); Private New England Collection


very good overall, lock and escutcheon replaced, lacking interior dividers , some sun fading, original bed moldings with some later nails, two modern box supports added to frame, patch and repair at one front toe, scattered very minor pest damage, stains to top, two small strips, bottom board possibly replaced (strip patches at two edges, some old plugged holes)

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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