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Premier Auction - Session I - February 3, 2023

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Premier Auction - Session I - Lots 345-730
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Lot 528

Fine Rare Pair George III Carved Mahogany Open Armchairs

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Starting Bid
$20,000

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

in the manner of Paul Sonders, circa 1755, each with serpentine crest and seat, downswept arm supports with carved acanthus leaf decoration, carved cabriole legs with scrolled feet fitted with casters, 40-1/2 x 28 x 27 in., seat height 17 in.

Provenance: Clinton Howell Antiques, purchased April 24, 2015 (accompanied by copy of invoice for $295,000), New York; A Prominent Charleston Estate

Condition

Clinton Howell receipt notes "traces of original gilding still left on carving, side rails re-railed, front and back rails original"; visible frames good overall with typical bumps and wear, minor loss at one rear foot at caster pocket, some later blocking for knee returns, expected minor bumps and wear at knees and feet, frame not examined under upholstery