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Americana & International - Session 2

Sat, Oct 10, 2020 09:00AM EDT
Lot 720

Philadelphia Chippendale mahogany dining chair

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Bid Increments

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$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
Important Philadelphia Chippendale mahogany dining chair, ca. 1770, with a cabochon and tassel carved crest, above a pierced splat and slip seat, resting in a seat frame with carved central floret, supported by cabriole legs terminating in ball in claw feet. The carving attributed to an unidentified maker dubbed the"spikey leaf carver". A related chair was sold Sotheby's Important Americana, January 24, 2014, lot 297. Provenance: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. George P. Bissell, Jr.

Condition

Period slip seat. Three knee returns replaced. Patch to corner of shoe. Loss to carved element on apron. Area of rear of stiles refinished but does not appear to be tampered with.

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