The Queen Anne style began to evolve during the reign of William III of England and was popularized shortly after. The period has also been called “the age of walnut” for the extensive use of walnut wood in English furniture. This decorative style predominantly existed from the mid-1720s through the 1760s, yet some aspects of the Queen Anne style remain popular in contemporary furniture production. The upcoming Skinner auction presents a small Queen Anne chest of drawers. This 1730s piece has walnut veneer panels decorated with double herringbone borders.
This sale features over 600 lots of American furniture created between the 17th century and the 19th century. Included is a carved oak and pine chest from Hadley Furniture Company, a firm founded in 1914. It is decorated with the initials “MH” surrounded by repeated motifs of stars, foliage, and tulips. The initials may relate to Miriam Hovey, the daughter of Lieutenant Thomas and Sarah Cook Hovey. To view the full catalog and register to bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (67), Decorative Arts (208), Furniture (250), Couture & Textiles (37), Collectibles (53)
# of Lots:622
Price Range:$200 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Carved Oak and Pine MH Hadley Chest|| Estimate: |
|Ralph Cahoon (Massachusetts, 1910-1982) Ship Ablaze|| Estimate: |
|Leander Allen Plummer II (Massachusetts/Maine, 1857-1914) Cod|| Estimate: |
|Sheet Copper and Cast Zinc Horse in Hoop Weathervane|| Estimate: |
|Needlework Sampler Betsy Evans,|| Estimate: |