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Chippendale Bonnet-Top Chest on Chest

Origin United States, Connecticut
Period 18th Century
Dimensions
W. 41.5 in; H. 94.5 in; D. 22 in;
W. 105.41 cm; H. 240.03 cm; D. 55.88 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Ca. 1770-1780
Description Woodbury, Connecticut
Ca. 1770-1780
Cherry, yellow poplar, white pine,
butternut secondary woods.
Condition: (see full condition report)
The upper case has a closed bonnet with arched moldings highlighted by a molded
edge and a scrolled central plinth with flame finials above a central drawer with a deeply carved
lobed shell radiating from a carved central circle, flanked by two short drawers above four graduated drawers with thumb-molded edge lips. The drawers are flanked by reeded pilasters. The lower case has an applied, projecting waist molding to accommodate the upper case which is also fitted with applied moldings, above two large deep drawers. The skirt of the case is shaped forming a central cupid’s-bow with the motif repeating on the sides while supported by rounded
knee cabriole legs with C-scroll returns, terminating on carved ball and claw feet. Two distinct features of this piece are the square pad feet beneath the carved ball and claw feet, and the unusual construction of the rear edge of the bonnet being cantilevered.

Provenance:
Descended in the Stiles family of Woodbury, Connecticut, through Benjamin Stiles to
his granddaughter Alice, to her cousins’ son, a descendant of Abel Stiles, in 1920.
Purchased at the Winter Associates auction of the Stiles Burpee home in Southbury
in 1992.
Illustrated in Ann Y. Smith, To Please Any Taste, Litchfield County Furniture and Furniture
Makers, 1780-1830, Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Connecticut 2008,
pg. 38, fig. 5.
Styles / Movements Chippendale
Catalog References Ann Y. Smith, To Please Any Taste, Litchfield County Furniture and Furniture Makers, 1780-1830, Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Connecticut 2008, pg. 38, fig. 5.
Dealer Reference Number F-CP-CC 010
Incollect Reference Number 240308
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