CHIPPENDALE OXBOW CHEST WITH A SHELL CARVED DROP PENDANT
Salem, Massachusetts Circa 1770
Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Wood: White Pine
Height: 32 3/4 inches
Width: 35 inches
Depth: 20 1/4 inches
Provenance: Israel Sack, Inc., New York
Reference: This chest appears in American Furniture from Israel Sack Collection, Volume III, page 725.
A carved pendant shell is frequently found on Boston and Salem furniture of the Chippendale period. Please see a similar example on the chest of drawers in Rodriguez Roque American Furniture at Chipstone, pages 12-13, figure 5 and on the desk and bookcase from Salem in Essex County Furniture: Documented Treasures from Local Collections 1660-1860 by Dean Fales, number 44.
Item Number: 7052