Black Unicorn Chest To Be Sold In Spring

Christie’s To Sell David Rockefeller Collection

February 9, 2018

The collection of Peggy (1915-96) and David Rockefeller (1915-2017) is being sold at Christie’s in New York City in the spring (date-to-be-determined). Involved in major philanthropic endeavors, all estate proceeds will benefit various charities.
For those interested in Pennsylvania German folk art, a black unicorn paint-decorated poplar chest-over-drawers, Bern Township, Berks County, Pa., circa 1790, will be among the offerings in this anticipated sale (est. $40,000-$80,000). It is a rare 18th-century survivor from a small group of paint-decorated chests referred to as “black-unicorn chests.” David Rockefeller’s father, John D. Rockefeller Jr., was instrumental in the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, where this chest was housed in the 1930s and much of the ’40s.
To learn more, visit www.christies.com.
Antiques & Auction News Article: Black Unicorn Chest To Be Sold In Spring
Antiques & Auction News Article: Black Unicorn Chest To Be Sold In Spring
Antiques & Auction News Article: Black Unicorn Chest To Be Sold In Spring
Antiques & Auction News Article: Black Unicorn Chest To Be Sold In Spring

 

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