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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 680

Boston Classical Carved Mahogany Swag Back Side Chair

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

attributed to Isaac Vose & Son, 1820s, leaf carved and figured veneered tablet back over swag carved slat, rear stiles terminating in scrolled volutes, leaf carved saber legs, 32-1/2 x 19 x 20-1/2 in.


A nearly identical chair is illustrated in Mussey Jr. & Pearce, Rather Elegant than Showy: The Classical Furniture of Isaac Vose, fig. 335.

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: Property from an Important Boston Collection


later screws with infill at joint of rear stiles to seat rails, minor veneer loss at one side seat rail, some later seat blocking and scars from previous braces now removed (two later bolts remain), modern slip seat and upholstery in good condition, old surface with typical bumps and wear at edges and knees, very minor losses to veneer at splat

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