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    Sale 2109

    Property From The Collection OF George & Lesley Schoedinger

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 510

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT ARMCHAIR

    BOSTON, 1740-1760

    Price Realised  

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT ARMCHAIR
    Boston, 1740-1760
    40 in. high, 28 in. wide


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    With rounded stiles and its original maple slip-seat frame, this armchair is a rare survival of the form. Made in far fewer numbers than side chairs of similar design, such armchairs were made by a number of chairmakers working in mid-eighteenth century Boston. For a closely related example with squared stiles and variant stretchers, see Richard H. Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (Boston, 1965), pp. 175-176, cat. 138.

    Provenance

    Skinner's, October 27 & 28, 1989
    Valdemar F. Jacobsen, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York, 1992


    Literature

    Valdemar F. Jacobsen, advertisement, The Magazine Antiques (November 1992), p. 724.