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    Sale 2133

    American Furniture and Decorative Arts including English and Dutch Delft

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    A Windsor Comb-Back Armchair

    PHILADELPHIA, 1765-1775

    Price Realised  

    A Windsor Comb-Back Armchair
    Philadelphia, 1765-1775
    42½ in. high


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    With a rounded seat and almost identical embellishments on the turnings, this Windsor armchair is closely related to two examples in the collections of Winterthur Museum and the Nantucket Historical Association and attributed by Nancy Goyne Evans to Philadelphia, circa 1764-1770. See Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (Winterthur, Delaware, 1996), pp. 93-94, figs. 3.29, 3-31; for a similar armchair in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, see Charles Santore, The Windsor Style in America, vol. 1 (Philadelphia, 1981), fig. 82, p. 91.

    Provenance

    David A. Schorsch, New York, 1994


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection