17 - 18 January 2019
A CARVED AND PARCEL-GILT MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR
PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1815
32 in. high
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 23-24 June 1993, lot 496
Israel Sack, Inc., New York
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Tom Armstrong, Amy Coes, Ella Foshay, and Wendell Garrett, An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts (New York, 2001), p. 173, 188.
A similar armchair with carved and gilded eagles supporting the arms of the chair can be seen in Henry Sargent’s (1770-1845) painting The Tea Party (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). Although this painting depicts a drawing room in Boston, the scene would have resonated with people in Philadelphia as well (Alexandra Kirtley and Peggy Olley, Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House (New Haven, 2016), p. 49).
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