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Americana & International - Session Two

Fri, Oct 4, 2019 09:00AM EDT
Lot 159

Pair of New York Chippendale dining chairs

Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $20,000
$500,000 $50,000
Pair of New York Chippendale mahogany dining chairs, ca. 1770, each with a shell and acanthus carved crest over a pierced splat and slip seat, supported by shell carved cabriole legs terminating in ball and claw feet. A nearly identical chair from the Van Rensselaer family is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue Opulence and Splendor The New York Chair 1690-1830, Bernard & S. Dean Levy 1984, pg.14. Provenance: Joe Kindig Jr. & Son, 1987; The Collection of Daniel Heisler and Mary Jane Sheppard, Lutherville, MD. #1 - pegs added to top of one stile and next to seat rail through tenon, original slip seat, corner blocks replaced. #2 - several repaired breaks to splat, patch to rear of one stile at crest, pegs added next to seat rail through tenon, original slip seat, corner blocks replaced.