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Americana & International - Session One

Thu, Sep 30, 2021 09:00AM EDT
Lot 311

The Taylor Family Queen Anne mahogany easy chair

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

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

The Taylor Family Queen Anne mahogany easy chair, Philadelphia, ca. 1760, an early example of American upholstered seating furniture in the Queen Anne style, with cabriole legs ending in trifid feet. Provenance: Samuel Taylor and Mary Richardson Taylor; Mary Taylor (1789-1867), daughter, who married Edward Randolph (1784-1834), November 14, 1809; Mary Kneass Wood, wife of Edward R. Wood, grandson of Mary Taylor Randolph; Mary Wood Diaz, daughter; John W. Cadbury, Jr, son; John W. Cadbury, III, son; Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, January 27, 1990, sale 5968, lot 1120; Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture, Clocks, Decorations, American folk Art, folk Paintings and 20th Century Self-Taught Art, January 17, 1997, sale 6957, lot 1017; Property of a Gentleman; Sotheby's, New York, Property from a distinguished collection, January 20, 2017, lot 4245; The Estate of Charles West Wilson, Red Lion, Pennsylvania.

Condition

Accompanying this lot is a cloth label once affixed to the later show cover inscribed: This chair belonged to / Mary Richardson Taylor / given by her / husband Samuel Taylor / It dates about / 1736 / Bequeathed to / Mary Wood / by Mary Randolph / 1909.

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