Published: June 19, 2007
They came from all over to have a look at the Salem Federal mahogany sofa carved by Samuel McIntire that went on the block at Landry Auctions on June 12.
The sofa, carved with a basket of fruit and flowers on a star-punched field, with scrolled arms with waterleaf carving and rosettes, had descended in the family of the original purchaser in Salem and sold for $167,250 to Bill Samaha.
A complete report of the sale will appear in a future issue.
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