American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Sale 12AM01 - Lot 169Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10am
Federal Inlaid Mahogany Butler's Chest
Michael Allison, New York, circa 1810
The fold-out desk drawer inlaid with thistles within diamond panels flanking an long oval panel, and enclosing a fitted interior with valanced pigeonholes, small drawers and an inlaid prospect door, above three graduated drawers and a shaped apron, raised on splayed bracket feet, with his printed label inscribed M. Allison, / Cabinet Maker, / 42 / Vesey Street,/ Near the Bear-Market, New York /... Height 46 inches, width 46 inches, depth 24 3/8 inches.
Michael Allison worked as a cabinetmaker in New York City between 1800 and 1850 at different addresses along Vesey Street. He was at 42 Vesey Street between 1808 and 1815.
Sold for $15,000 (Includes Buyer's Premium)
Horizontal split to top from end to end, three horizontal cracks to top (not radiating all the way through); scratches to top, some deep.
Small veneer chip to bottom of right document drawer
Chip to upper right corner of desk drawer.
Inlay and veneer chips to drawers.
Back side of bail handles of pulls marked with initials IH.
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