• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    A FEDERAL UPHOLSTERED MAHOGANY LOLLING CHAIR

    ATTRIBUTED TO LEMUEL CHURCHILL (ACTIVE 1805-1828), MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1795

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FEDERAL UPHOLSTERED MAHOGANY LOLLING CHAIR
    ATTRIBUTED TO LEMUEL CHURCHILL (ACTIVE 1805-1828), MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1795
    41¾ in. high


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    A known labeled Lemuel Churchill chair is held in the Winterthur collection (Montgomery, Charles F., American Furniture, The Federal Period, (New York, 1966), pp. 162-163, fig. 116). The present lot and the labeled chair clearly share the same construction and style most notably in the flaring silhouette of the back and rear legs as well as the refined carving which outlines the arms and front legs.

    Provenance

    Sold, Christie's, New York, June 16, 1984, Lot 285


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE THOMAS J. CARROLL REVOCABLE TRUST