SOLD: $73,160 (includes Buyer’s Premium)
Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000
Rare 18th c. Boston block front chest of drawers, mahogany, shaped and molded top, four graduated drawers with original Christmas tree brasses, bracket base with central drop pendant, old repair label pasted twice inside top drawer and on back inside “E.A. Husbener & Co., Dorchester, repaired & polished Feb 6 1901″, owner Dr. J. Lombard, descended in the Lombard family of Scituate, purchased from the family of Mrs. Sarah Stillings of Portsmouth, NH, who owned the bureau in 1824 or 1825 when Gen. Lafayette was their overnight guest, (glue block is in the drawer), 30 1/2″ h, 33 1/4″ w, 18″ d, minor imperfections, brass is 3 1/2″ h, 4 3/4” w, includes framed notarized document dated 1901, (ex. Dr. Lombard estate, Scituate, MA).