THE DESHLER FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR
THE DESHLER FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR

PROBABLY THE SHOP OF BENJAMIN RANDOLPH (1737-1791/2); THE CARVING ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN POLLARD (1740-1787), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1769-1770

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THE DESHLER FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR
PROBABLY THE SHOP OF BENJAMIN RANDOLPH (1737-1791/2); THE CARVING ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN POLLARD (1740-1787), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1769-1770

en suite with the preceding two lots; with seat frame numbered VIII and yellow pine slip seat from original set numbered I
37 1/2 in. high
Provenance
The Deshler family of Philadelphia
Probable line of descent:
Esther (Deshler) Morton (1740-1787), Philadelphia
John Morton (c.1739-1828), Philadelphia, husband
Possibly John Morton (1776-1812), son of above and his wife Margaret Lea Canby (1778-1828)
Mary (Morton) Dillon (1810-1893), Zanesville, Ohio and Wilmington, Delaware, daughter
Possibly Margaret Morton (Dillon) Grimshaw (1847-1877), Zanesville and Philadelphia, daughter
Charlotte (Grimshaw) MacLear (1873-1962), daughter
Margaret Lea (MacLear) Ponder (b. 1906), daughter
Sold, Sotheby’s, New York, 26 June 1986, lot 133 (partial), consigned by above

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Lot Essay

A masterpiece of Philadelphia eighteenth-century craftsmanship, this side chair is part of the renowned suite of furniture made for the Deshler family of Philadelphia. For its attribution to carver John Pollard (1740-1787), cabinetmaker Benjamin Randolph (1737-1791/2) and descent from Esther Deshler (1740-1787), see lots 172 and 173.

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