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Premier Auction | May 19, 2023

Fri, May 19, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 588

Fine and Rare Federal Mahogany and Satinwood Carved Inlaid Armchair

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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

New York, 1790-1800, finely inlaid shield form back with squared top, crest with lightwood inlaid panel, bellflower inlaid pierced splat with festoons of bellflowers and leafy plumes, serpentine seat with yellow over the rail upholstery with brass tacking, 36-1/2 x 22 x 20 in.

Note: A side chair of related form is in the collections of the Winterthur Museum (see Montgomery, Federal Furniture, catalog no. 55)


The Levison & Cullen receipt records "the chair retains a beautiful color and is in excellent condition, retaining its original blocks and medial support", crack and minor repair at top of one rear leg, some later nailing to seat frame blocking, other typical minor bumps and wear at legs and edges

Levison & Cullen Gallery, purchased July 1998 for $16,500 (accompanied by copy of receipt); Estate of Lynda Miller Lipscomb, Charleston, South Carolina