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SILAS RICE CONNECTICUT CHIPPENDALE SECRETARY, CA. 1795-1805: This Silas Rice cherry three section desk and bookcase which retains most of its old brass and old, likely original, crusty finish has found it’s way back to us. ‘The pediment with carved pinwheel rosette, and an inverted shell below the waisted center plinth. A pierced chain necklace of circular cutouts is complemented by fylfots. Both bookcase and desk are embellished with crisply turned fluted quarter columns. Drawer fronts are lipped. Feet have flattened balls grasped by well carved claws with long and tapered talons. The cartouche is a replacement.’ , as described in CONNECTICUT VALLEY FURNITURE by Lionetti and Kugelman, Catalog 191A, pgs. 415 & 416. 92”H (to top of cartouche) x 40”W x 22”D (bottom section). Provenance: Previously sold by Smith’s Sept. 3, 2001 for $100,000 Condition: some minor bead loss, repair to one side of the swan’s neck pediment, cartouche is a replacement

(Estimate: $15,000-25,000.)

SILAS RICE CONNECTICUT CHIPPENDALE SECRETARY, CA. 1795-1805: This Silas Rice cherry three section desk  and bookcase which retains most of its old brass and old, likely original, crusty finish has found it’s way back to us. ‘The pediment with carved pinwheel rosette, and an inverted shell below the waisted center plinth. A pierced chain necklace of circular cutouts is complemented by fylfots.  Both bookcase and desk are embellished with crisply turned fluted quarter columns. Drawer fronts are lipped. Feet have flattened balls grasped by well carved claws with long and tapered talons. The cartouche is a replacement.’ , as described in CONNECTICUT VALLEY FURNITURE by Lionetti and Kugelman, Catalog 191A, pgs. 415 & 416. 
92”H (to top of cartouche) x 40”W x 22”D (bottom section). Provenance: Previously sold by Smith’s Sept. 3, 2001 for $100,000
Condition: some minor bead loss, repair to one side of the swan’s neck pediment, cartouche is a replacement

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