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FINE AND RARE MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY DESK AND BOOKCASE, two-piece construction, the upper case featuring bold broken-arch cornice with dentil molding and light carving centering corkscrew flame finial retaining possibly original gilt surface over two fielded-panel doors, each with shaped double-ogee molded profile at top, concealing interior fitted with multiple cubbies and ledger slots, several with shaped valances, candle slides below, the lower case with hinged slant lid concealing complex interior featuring central prospect door flanked by document drawer and banks of small drawers and cubbies conforming to an overall blocked serpentine profile, above four graduated full drawers flanked by solid ends, lower drawer bearing highly unusual recessed carved shell, the whole raised on bold applied ogee bracket feet. White pine and yellow pine secondary woods. Retains likely original hinges, period brasses, and an old surface with warm color. Circa 1770. 100" HOA, 39" WOA, 25 1/2" DOA.
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Very good overall condition with minor scattered wear. Very minor losses and repairs to cornice. Minor repairs to candle slides. Minor wear to feet and small crack and repair to base molding. Small loss to case rail above lock for one drawer.
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From a Shenandoah Valley private collection.
Property from the estate of Doris W. Smith, Staunton, VA.