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FEDERAL WATCH HUTCH WITH HEART WINDOW....SOLD
New England, ca. early 19th century. Cherrywood front panel, side walls perhaps cherry, perhaps another hardwood like beech. The backboard is possibly Cedar. In a very high state of originality with original snipe hinges, carved turnbuckle, "fragment" glass, the inner door cut to its shape, and most likely first surface. Joinery by tiny iron cut brads. Although known as a watch hutch to display a prized timepiece (and function as a clock), this hutch could have also been intended to display a choice piece of jewelry. The carved heart a sign of affection, likely given as a gift for an important occasion. About 8 inches tall at the case; 9 to the top of the backboard, x 6 wide x 2 1/2 deep. Private collection ex Sam Forsythe..
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