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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 854

Set Four New York Federal Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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

1790-1810, mahogany with ash and poplar, each with feather and drapery urn carved back, molded stiles, over the rail muslin upholstered slip seats, on tapered and reeded legs with spade feet, Prince of Wales plume on backs, 36-1/2 x 21-1/2 x 20-1/4 in.

Note: An identical set of chairs is in the Van Courtland manor house. Illustrated in Elizabeth Stillinger, American Antiques: The Hennage Collection, pg. 64-65.

Provenance: Descended in the Davenport family of New York; Ginsburg & Levy until 1972; Property Deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from the Joseph and June Hennage Collection; all proceeds to benefit the Joseph and June Hennage Collection Acquisition Fund


very good presentable condition, seat frames lacking medial braces, most with replaced corner bracing and blocks, some later applied strips at bottom of seat rails and tacking, chair with two replaced seat rails, some minor distress and glue repairs at front leg attachments