New York, circa 1805, comprising: a set of seven matching chairs, one arm and six side, each with carved backs, molded stiles, orange silk over the rail upholstery with brass tacking, reeded legs with spade feet, ash and poplar secondary; together with four closely matching side chairs, Prince of Wales plume to backs, upholstered in orange leather; 36-1/2 x 21-1/2 x 20-1/4 in.
Note: Illustrated in Elizabeth Stillinger, American Antiques: The Hennage Collection, pg. 64-65.
Provenance: Set of Seven descended in the Riker family of New York City; purchased from Ginsburg & Levy 1965; Four Matching side chairs descended in the Davenport family of New York; Ginsburg & Levy until 1972; Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hennage; Property Deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from the Joseph and June Hennage Collection; all proceeds to benefit the Joseph and June Hennage Collection Acquisition Fund
set of seven in excellent condition overall, some later tacking strips at bottom of seat rails, other consolidation at tacking surfaces, seat rails lacking medial braces, armchair with minor sun fading at arm tops, stains and wear to upholstery; set of four in excellent condition, lacking medial braces, some later tacking strips and scars, leather upholstery in good condition with light stains; all 11 chairs with typical minor bumps at edges and other scattered surface flaws