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Americana & International - Session Two

Fri, Jan 29, 2021 10:00AM EST
Lot 352

Rare Philadelphia combback Windsor armchairs

Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000

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
Rare and important near pair of Philadelphia combback Windsor armchairs, ca. 1765, retaining a fine late 19th c. black surface with gilt highlighting. The slight difference in construction and size is likely due to them being made for a husband and wife. A similar chair is illustrated in Santore, Windsor Style in America. pg. 63, fig. 29. A copy of a letter from Charles Santore accompanies this lot and ends with Philadelphia combback Windsor armchairs of this quality and paint history are extremely rare. To find a pair of this quality is an extremely important occurrence. Charles Santore Dec.20th 1994. 18" (seat height) x 16" (seat depth) x 22 1/2" (seat width) and 18" x 17" x 24 1/2". Overall very good condition with expected wear and flaking to paint.

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