Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow | May 20, 2023

Sat, May 20, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 165

Fine Pair Federal Inlaid Mahogany Shield Back Side Chairs

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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

attributed to Boston, 1805, each with shield back centering fan and quarter fan inlays, serpentine front seat rails, over the rail brick red star decorated upholstery, molded legs with stretchers, 37 x 21-1/2 x 21-1/2 in.

Note: An identical pair of chairs is in the collection of the Winterthur Museum. See Montgomery, American Furniture, The Federal Period, pg. 88, catalog no. 34.


good condition, backs of shields with some tacking scars from previous upholstery, typical bumps and wear at legs, sun fading to frames and upholstery

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Milly McGehee, purchased 1996;
Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow