Lot 58 - William and Mary walnut chest-on-frame

William and Mary walnut chest-on-frame
Philadelphia area, first quarter 18th century

Bearing the inscriptions, "A.M. Randolph left to her daughter Jane Randolph Vinieratos," in ink and paper label hand-written,"This chest in 2 parts & contents is the Property of Edward R. Vinieratos and is loaned to my mother Jane R. Vinieratos...at 'Woodbourne' in 1813."

H: 45 1/2 in. (without casters) W: 42 in. D: 24 1/2 in.

Provenance: By descent in the Moon family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania to the present owner.
On January 29, 1749, James Moon, a farmer and nurseryman, purchased from Robert Lucas the 218 acres in Middletown Township known as "Woodbourne." The property remained in the Moon family until the 20th century. The chest was at "Woodbourne" when Jane Haines (1793-1884) married James Burgess Moon (1782-1855) in 1813.

Sold for $2,625
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Bearing the inscriptions, "A.M. Randolph left to her daughter Jane Randolph Vinieratos," in ink and paper label hand-written,"This chest in 2 parts & contents is the Property of Edward R. Vinieratos and is loaned to my mother Jane R. Vinieratos...at 'Woodbourne' in 1813."

H: 45 1/2 in. (without casters) W: 42 in. D: 24 1/2 in.

Provenance: By descent in the Moon family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania to the present owner.
On January 29, 1749, James Moon, a farmer and nurseryman, purchased from Robert Lucas the 218 acres in Middletown Township known as "Woodbourne." The property remained in the Moon family until the 20th century. The chest was at "Woodbourne" when Jane Haines (1793-1884) married James Burgess Moon (1782-1855) in 1813.

The frame's feet appear to be period and doweled. Furniture historian Adam Bowett has published an early 18th century English joiner's trade card showing a chest-on-frame with short legs suggesting that such forms may have been made in England and possibly in the American Colonies.

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