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Premier Auction - Session II - September 16, 2023

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1115

Philadelphia Chippendale Style Upholstered Mahogany Easy Chair

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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

20th century, benchmade by Frank Auspitz Furniture, York, Pennsylvania, arched crest rail, shaped wings, outswept scrolled arms, foliate carved cabriole legs, ball and claw feet, custom damask upholstery by Ernest Lo Nano, New York, 46-1/2 x 38 x 30 in.

Provenance: Collection of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III

Note: This easy chair was made by Frank Auspitz of York, Pennsylvania, who restored several pieces of furniture for Henry Francis du Pont that are now held in the permanent collection of the Winterthur Museum. During the restoration, Auspitz made careful measurements and exact drawings of each piece, which were later used to make this custom reproduction easy chair, after the circa 1760-1780 example in the Winterthur collection (acc. 1959.3386). The upholstery of the present lot was also completed by the same esteemed interior design firm used by du Pont for upholstery and curtains at Winterthur, Ernest S. Lo Nano of New York.

Ref.: Winterthur Museum Collections, acc. 1959.3386, "Chair (Easy Chair)." 


retains good structural integrity, upholstery with scattered wear and minor discolorations, some fraying at corners, legs with minor abrasions and light wear from previous use

Collection of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III