December 04, 2021 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Virginia Chippendale Mahogany Desk and Bookcase

Williamsburg, possibly shop of Anthony Hay, 1765-1770, dentil molded scrolled pediment with carved rosettes, over blind fretwork frieze, arched doors opening to fitted interior with adjustable shelves, lower case with fitted desk interior over five drawers, on straight bracket feet, several old inscriptions, including "J. Selden Herbert", 95 x 41 x 22-1/2 in.

Provenance:probably descended in the Selden family of Virginia; H.C. Valentine and Co., Richmond, Virginia, 1929; additional provenance details see: Colonial Williamsburg file notes (online and accompany lot); Property Deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia; all proceeds to benefit the Collections Acquisitions Fund


cornice replaced (replacement based on part of the original that survived, original element accompanies the lot), fall board hinges replaced, brasses, feet, and base molding replaced, scratches at fall board escutcheons, the bookcase drawers replaced, lacking one secret drawer in prospect interior, pigeon hole brackets replaced (accompanied by an extensive conservation treatment report, work performed in 1982 by Colonial Williamsburg conservation department

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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