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    Sale 2133

    American Furniture and Decorative Arts including English and Dutch Delft

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 166

    A Windsor Comb-Back Armchair

    PHILADELPHIA, 1765-1775

    Price Realised  

    A Windsor Comb-Back Armchair
    Philadelphia, 1765-1775
    43 5/8 in. high


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    A chair in a private collection with nearly identical volute carving on the crest rail and handholds as well as matching turnings on the legs and arm supports is described as a "masterpiece of its period and of its type" by Charles Santore (Charles Santore, The Windsor Style in America, vol. 2 (Philadelphia, 1987), fig. 16, p. 52). Another related chair is in the collection of Winterthur Museum (Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (Winterthur, Delaware, 1996), p. 90, fig. 3.21).

    Provenance

    David A. Schorsch, New York, 1993


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection