BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – An American sack back Windsor armchair dating from the last quarter of the Eighteenth Century brought a record-breaking $120,000 plus 15 percent buyer’s premium on June 17 at Greenwich Fine Arts Auction Associates. The high bidder was Woodbury, Conn. antiques dealer David Schorsch.
The chair, with a David Stockwell provenance, was estimated at $1,5/2,500. The arms of the chair feature anthropomorphic hand-form terminals above a shield shaped seat raised on raked turned legs joined by an H stretcher. According to the auction house Web site, the black painted finish is possibly original.
A full review of this sale will appear in an upcoming issue of Antiques and The Arts Weekly.