Published: July 25, 2016
By Greg Smith
From Windsors to Hepplewhite, take a seat in any one these fine examples as we bring you through a selection of offerings from upcoming auctions and our marketplace dealers. These pieces span the early American to Twentieth Century styles, as well as African and European, so take a look and remember the old saying, “there’s always room for one more chair.”
Sale Date: August 14, 2016
Fine Pair of Painted Fan-back Windsor Side Chairs
Circa 1795, the concave crest rails with scroll-carved terminals above eight spindles, vase and ring-turned stiles on carved saddle seats, splayed vase- and ring-turned legs joined by swelled ring-turned stretchers with original surface of green paint and early Nineteenth Century black and red graining with yellow striping.
WM. H. Vanderbilt Gilded Side Chair
Herter Brothers, circa 1881-1882
Sale Date: August 6, 2016
Venetian Baroque Style carved and Parcel Ebonized Walnut Open Armchair
Late Nineteenth or early Twentieth Century, the scrolling arms with reclining putti and supported by standing blackamoors raised on dolphin legs joined by curved x-stretcher.
Rocking Chair With Axe Back
Dating to 1910, wood with carved sawbuck legs, bow saw and axe back.
Sale Date: August 5, 2016
Antique American Chippendale Wing Chair
Pennsylvania, Eigthteenth Century cabriole legs with shell carving at knees end in claw & ball feet. Upholstered in green fabric with needlework decoration by the late Mrs. Walter Beinecke, founder of the Nantucket Needlepoint Guild.
American Black Walnut Armchair by Sam Maloof, 1968
Sale Date: July 31, 2016
Pedro Friedberg Miniature Chairs
Pedro Friedeberg (Mexican, 1937-), lot of (2) miniature carved and gilt wood with printed paper, butterfly chairs, signed.
Paint-Decorated Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs
Excellent pair of paint-decorated sack-back Windsor armchairs. Connecticut, circa 1780.
American Federal Hepplewhite Wingback
High serpentine arched crest and deep wings, with a serpentine seat front. Provenance includes sale on December 21, 1960 by Ginsburg & Levy in New York. A slightly later (1810-1815) similarly framed easy chair with turned Sheraton front legs appears in the Metropolitan Museum American collection and is attributed to a “Massachusetts maker.” Our blue specimen has also been deemed museum quality and spent over five decades in a Hudson River Valley house museum collection. An ‘in situ’ museum photo can be provided upon request.
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