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Premier Auction - Session II - September 16, 2023

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1113

Philadelphia Chippendale Style Upholstered Mahogany Sofa

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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, spurred serpentine crest rail, outswept scrolled arms, stretched base with blocked feet and darkened finish, custom damask upholstery by Ernest Lo Nano, New York, 42-1/4 x 88 x 30-3/4 in.

Provenance: Collection of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III

Note: This sofa 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 sofa, likely after the circa 1765-1780 example in the Winterthur collection (acc. 1960.1072). 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. 1960.1072, "Sofa." 



retains good structural integrity, upholstery with minor discolorations and scattered wear, corners have fraying and wear, proper right rear corner is heavily frayed, base with abrasions, some deep abrasions on proper left rear leg and stretcher, general other wear from previous use

Collection of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III