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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 692

Pair of American Classical Carved Walnut Foot Stools

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

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Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1830, each with black horsehair upholstered seat over a leaf and anthemion carved trestle form frame with turned stretchers, of modified curule form, 15-1/2 x 18-1/2 x 14-1/2 in.


A nearly identical pair of footstools is illustrated in Hirschl & Adler Gallery, Boston in the age of Neo-Classicism, Catalog No. 35 page 72.

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


modern horsehair seats in good condition, seat supports with veneer losses at corners (possible re veneering), trestle bases with abrasions and wear, break and repair at one leg, seats currently loose on their frames, scratches, wear, and abrasions to bases

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