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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 684

American Classical Carved Mahogany Silk Pole Screen

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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attributed to Boston, circa 1825, possibly shop of Isaac Vose, turned cup form finial over an adjustable silk lined screen, finely carved base with scrolled feet, ash secondary, 65 in. high with 16-3/4 in. square screen; together with a needlepoint bell pull with brass ends, 68 x 5 in.


This design is after a Thomas King, as shown in his published work of English Neoclassical Furniture Design.

Background on Important Private Collection from Boston:
I have been working with this collector for over 25 years, both in the initial acquisition of the objects and overseeing their conservation as needed. With a keen eye for quality and design, and a deep passion for all things classical, he has quietly amassed a top-notch collection of American furniture and decorative arts. The collection encompasses outstanding examples from the leading cabinetmakers of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, representing excellence in form and proportions, condition, wood quality, and carving. It also includes rare objects that are among the best of their kind. Now, with the downsizing of one of his properties, the offerings in this catalog are coming to market to find new owners who share a love for this remarkable period in American furniture history.
Clark Pearce,
Advisor and Consultant to Collectors and Institutions

Provenance: Clark Pearce; Property from an Important Boston Collection


modern silk in good condition, some separations at corners of frame and other possible restorations at moldings, turned finial is replaced, stand in good condition with old surface typical wear at pole, one foot with two stabilizing pins at underside, some very minor bumps and wear at feet, small chip at one leaf tip other scattered minor flaws; bell pull with some tears and separations to backing and border

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