8 April 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HALSTED B. VANDER POEL
A MAHOGANY TRIPLE-CHAIRBACK SETTEE
PROBABLY MID-18TH CENTURY AND IRISH
The undulating shell and foliate-carved toprail above pierced vase- shaped splats and outscrolled arms with drop-in seat and geometrically fret-carved rail on foliate-carved cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet and inset brass casters
57in. (145cm.) wide
Mr. J.B. Taylor (in circa 1927).
with Frank Partridge, Inc., New York.
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P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, vol.III, New York, 1927, p.94, fig.29.
F.L. Hinckley, Masterpieces of Queen Anne and Georgian Furniture, New York, 1991, p.34, pl.16, fig.40.
The treatment of the arms, carved stiles and overall character of this settee bears resemblance to an example formerly in the William Randolph Hearst collection that was sold in these Rooms, 25-26 January 2000, lot 460.
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