22 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH
The waved toprail above a pierced interlaced splat with outcurved arms with scroll terminals, above a padded drop-in seat covered in pale-blue chinoiserie silk damask, on leaf-carved cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet, repair to front-left leg, front-left ear missing
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 18 November 1972, lot 707.
Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt & family; sold Christie's New York, 14-15 February 2001, lot 551.
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A related armchair, with reed-gadrooned rail and less elaborate splat, is illustrated in J.Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830, New York, 1982, fig. 874.
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