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    Sale 2109

    Property From The Collection OF George & Lesley Schoedinger

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 511

    A Queen Anne Walnut Side Chair


    Price Realised  

    A Queen Anne Walnut Side Chair
    Philadelphia, circa 1735
    The chair frame marked III, original slip-seat frame marked III
    39¾ in. high, 21 in. wide, 20 in. deep

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    With an old surface and rare shaped stretchers, this side chair is an important survival of Philadelphia chairmaking from the 1730s or 1740s. A closely related chair, also with double peaks in the upper corners of the vase splat, flat stretchers with the same shaping and identical paneled feet, was almost certainly made in the same shop. Its straight skirt and lambrequin-carved knees, however, illustrate different decorative options (William MacPherson Hornor, Blue Book Philadelphia Furniture (Washington D.C., 1935), pl. 300).


    The Bull Family, Pennsylvania
    Philip H. Bradley, Downington, Pennsylvania, 1998