Published: May 2, 2016
HAMPDEN, MASS. — Stanton Auctioneers’ April 30 sale had some good early New England furniture. Leading the group was a diminutive Boston block-front kneehole dressing table, circa 1745–1795, which sold for $43,125.
Made of Cuban mahogany, with original brasses, locks, a comb drawer, and a good surface, Stanton thought it might have been made by Boston cabinetmaker George Bright. He called it “the best Boston kneehole we’ve ever sold.” A pair of Queen Anne Boston or Salem side chairs, with carved crest rails, and pierced splats, “in the manner of Nathaniel Gould” finished at $5,175.
The sale included a good tall case clock, other early furniture, a pair of portraits attributed to John Blunt, several windmill weights, World War I posters and more.
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