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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 827

Rare Assembled Set of Eight Philadelphia Classical Dining Chairs

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

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 the shop of Richard Parkin, circa 1835, each with figured mahogany tablet back, striped over the rail upholstered seats, on carved and turned legs, a closely matched set with only subtle variations, 34 x 18-1/4 x 20 in.


These chairs are identical to a known labeled set in the collection of the Landis Valley Farm Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For more on this model and others by Parkin, see Chipstone Foundation, American Furniture, 2013, pg. 156-195. An identical chair is in the Art Institute of Chicago, and other models by Parkin are in the collections of Winterthur, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Yale University Art Gallery.


good overall, ready for use, scattered breaks and repairs at front leg attachments, some breaks and repairs at joints of tablet backs to rear stiles, upholstery with light stains and fading

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