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Premier Auction - Session II - March 25, 2023

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1014

Boston Classical Leather Upholstered Open Arm Chair

Estimate: $600 - $900

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$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

circa 1820s, klismos form with curved crest rail and scrolled supports, set on brass casters marked "Cope's Patent", finely upholstered slip seat and tufted black leather with red buttons and piping, 33-1/4 x 22 x 20-1/4 in.

Note: 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


minor nail repairs and small area of infill at joint of tablet to rear styles, modern slip seat and upholstery in good condition, typical bumps and where to knees and legs, some veneer patches and small loss at side seat rails, some later screws at the back of that tablet attachment, a small patch and repair one front leg attachment

From a set of chairs that were used in the Old State House Boston, (accompanied by our archival book with photos of these chairs in the assembly hall); Property from an Important Boston Collection