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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 770

Rare New England Chippendale Shell Carved Back Stool

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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Newport or Boston, 1750-1770, tall back with shaped crest, balloon slip seat, shell carved cabriole legs with block and turned stretchers and pad feet, chrome yellow upholstery, walnut with maple rear legs, maple secondary, 41 x 20 x 21 in.

Note:This chair was part of David Stockwell's personal collection and is illustrated in the May 1981 issue of Magazine Antiques (P. 1103), where it is shown in Stockwell's parlor. The mate is in the Bybee collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. They are the same dimensions and appear to be of the same set. It is illustrated in American Furniture in the Bybee Collection by Charles L. Venable, P. 28-30. The chair offered here is discussed in a note at the end of the Bybee collection entry on P. 30. It documents that the chair was purchased by David Stockwell from Harry Arons, Ansonia, CT. circa 1950. Arons purchased it from a descendant of the Maynard-Hazard families of Newport. A nearly identical chair, possibly this example or the one in the Bybee Collection or one from the same set, is illustrated in Ralph Carpenter Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, catalog no. 23.

Provenance: Maynard-Hazard family of Newport; Harry Arons; David Stockwell


very good overall, back currently un-upholstered, minor cracks at side rails, break and repair at one front foot, cracks and nail repairs at one stretcher, typical bumps and wear at knees and feet, slip seat replaced, stains and wear to upholstery, possible slight loss of height at rear feet

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