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On Friday, January 21, Sotheby's set a new record at auction for a high chest of drawers when a Newport, R.I., case piece sold in the room to dealer G.W. Samaha bidding on behalf of a collector for $3,554,500 ($2/3 million). The piece is documented by a 1756 bill of sale from maker John Townsend.

The Exceptional Arnold-Wicks Family Queen Anne Shell-Carved and Figured Mahogany High Chest of Drawers with Open Talons, Made by John Townsend, Newport, Rhode Island, Dated Est.

The Smith-Caldwell Family Fine Chippendale Carved & Figured Mahogany Bonnet-Top High Chest of Drawers, Attributed to the Shop of Henry Clifton & Thomas Carteret, the carving attributed to Nicholas Bernard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Circa 1755-1765 - Appears to retain its original cast brass open work hardware. AU inscribed on backboard. Height 96 1/2 in. by Width 44 1/2 in. by Depth 24 1/4 in

The Smith-Caldwell family fine Chippendale carved and figured mahogany bonnet-top high chest of drawers – attributed to the shop of Henry Clifton & Thomas Carteret; the carving is attributed to Nicholas Bernard – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

THE ROBINSON FAMILY LATE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SERPENTINE-FRONT CHEST-OF-DRAWERS

THE ROBINSON FAMILY LATE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SERPENTINE-FRONT CHEST-OF-DRAWERS

New England Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest of Drawers, late 18th century, brasses appear original, 69 H. x 36.5 D. x 19 D.

New England Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest of Drawers, late century, brasses appear original, 69 H.

JOHN CADWALADER MORRIS CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS POSSIBLY BY THOMAS AFFLECK (1740-1795), PHILADELPHIA, 1765-1775

THE JOHN CADWALADER MORRIS Chippendale carved mahogany high chest-of-drawers - Possibly by Thomas Affleck Philadelphia, - Upper left short drawer bears chalk inscription John C. Morris 93 in.

QUEEN ANNE SHELL-CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY HIGH CHEST BASE with Open Talons, Goddard School, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1770.

QUEEN ANNE SHELL-CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY HIGH CHEST BASE with Open Talons, Goddard School, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1770.

Chippendale carved walnut high chest - School of Nicholas Bernard (d. 1789), Philadelphia, PA, circa 1765 -   Openwork cartouche flanked by urn & flame finials surmounting double scrolled & molded cresting, above arrangement of five small drawers, the centermost being carved with shell & leafage, & three graduated wide drawers, the base with one wide & three small drawers, the centermost mirroring the top carved drawer...     H: 87 in. W: 43 1/2 in. D: 24 1/2 in.

Chippendale carved walnut high chest - School of Nicholas Bernard (d. 1789), Philadelphia, PA, circa 1765 - Openwork cartouche flanked by urn & flame finials surmounting double scrolled & molded cresting, above arrangement of five small drawers, the centermost being carved with shell & leafage, & three graduated wide drawers, the base with one wide & three small drawers, the centermost mirroring the top carved drawer... H: 87 in. W: 43 1/2 in. D: 24 1/2 in.

THE AUGUR-DURYEE QUEEN ANNE HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, PROBABLY BY AARON BOOTH, WINSOR OF EAST WINDSOR, CIRCA 1775 – Bak of top inscribed in chalk Aaron Booth. Appears to retain its original cast brass hardware & turned & carved finials. Retains a dark early possible original finish. Height overall 89 in. by Witth 30 ¼ in. by Depth 21 ½ in: Case width of base 37 ½ in.: Case width of upper case 35 in.

THE AUGUR-DURYEE QUEEN ANNE HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS, PROBABLY BY AARON BOOTH, WINSOR OF EAST WINDSOR, CIRCA 1775 – Bak of top inscribed in chalk Aaron Booth. Appears to retain its original cast brass hardware & turned & carved finials. Retains a dark early possible original finish. Height overall 89 in. by Witth 30 ¼ in. by Depth 21 ½ in: Case width of base 37 ½ in.: Case width of upper case 35 in.

Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest    Queen Anne Tiger Maple high chest on frame with molded cornice and dovetailed uppercase with three over four graduated thumb molded drawers, and highly shaped skirt, cabriole legs and stocking drake feet.   Pennsylvania, c.1760.

Queen Anne Tiger Maple High Chest Queen Anne Tiger Maple high chest on frame with molded cornice and dovetailed uppercase with three over four graduated thumb molded drawers, and highly shaped skirt, cabriole legs and stocking drake feet.

New England Chippendale highboy.

I have been searching for one that I can actually afford for years. Tiger maple New England high chest, Queen Anne with figured maple and fan carved lower drawer, dovetailed construction with pine secondary, century, H.

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