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    Sale 2095

    The Collection Of Marguerite And Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 602

    A PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE CHERRYWOOD SIDE CHAIRS

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE CHAPIN WORKSHOPS, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1800

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    A PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE CHERRYWOOD SIDE CHAIRS
    Attributed to the Chapin Workshops, Hartford, Connecticut, Circa 1800
    39 in. high (2)


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    The use of through-tenons is characteristic of furniture made by Eliphalet Chapin, Aaron Chapin and other cabinetmakers working in and around Hartford, Connecticut in the last quarter of the eighteenth century and first decade of the nineteenth century.

    For chairs featuring similar splats, see two examples in John T. Kirk, Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Hartford, 1967), pp. 132-133, nos. 238 and 240; a third example, attributed to Eliphalet and Aaron Chapin and in the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection at Yale University is illustrated in Wadsworth Atheneum, The Great River: Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley, 1635-1820 (Hartford, 1985), pp. 228-229, cat. no. 109.

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