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    Sale 2109

    Property From The Collection OF George & Lesley Schoedinger

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 512

    A Queen Anne Figured Maple Veneered Side Chair

    PHILADELPHIA, 1730-1740

    Price Realised  

    A Queen Anne Figured Maple Veneered Side Chair
    Philadelphia, 1730-1740
    Chair frame marked VII, original slip-seat frame marked VII
    40¼ in. high


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    Its splat and seat rails with a vibrant figured maple veneer, this side chair illustrates the work of an unidentified Philadelphia shop working in the 1730s. Other examples from this shop include chairs from three different sets, all with provenances in the Logan family. Like the use of veneers, other details seen on the Logan chairs, such as the use of a rear stretcher and C-scroll knee brackets, are practices seen in English chairs and rarely on American examples, suggesting that the shop was established or influenced by a craftsman with English training. Further linking this chair to the Logan chairs is the use of a dovetailed rather than round tenon joining the front leg to the seat rails (Philip D. Zimmerman, "Eighteenth-Century Chairs at Stenton," The Magazine Antiques (May 2003), pp. 122-126, pls. I, Ia, Ib, IV, fig. 2).

    Provenance

    H.L. Chalfant, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1988
    Christie's New York, June 17, 1992, lot 169
    Philip Bradley, Downington, Pennsylvania, 1992
    Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania


    Literature

    Chalfant & Chalfant, advertisement, The Magazine Antiques (August 1988), p. 330.