This carved, joined and painted oak chest was discovered in an upstate New York house not far from where auctioneer Leigh Keno grew up. Attributed to the Deacon John Moore shop tradition of Windsor, Conn., it was made between 1675 and 1690. Estimated at $100/250,000, it sold by phone for $632,400.
Pook & Pook. April 25th 2014. Lot 85. Estimated: $15K - $25K. Realized: $9840. Massachusetts Pilgrim Century carved oak chest, ca. 1700, probably Hadley area, the lift lid over a fully carved case with two drawers supported by stile feet, 45 1/2" h., 46" w. Hadley chests without initials & probably carved by the same hand are illustrated in Luther, The Hadley Chest, plates 101-106.