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American Upholstered Carved Walnut Seating Suite

Auction:
3031B
Lot:
490
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3031B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 13, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

American Upholstered Carved Walnut Seating Suite, attributed to John Jeliff, c. 1879, with burl walnut veneer, each with centralized female figural mask above blue upholstery with button tufted back section, arms with female figural head handholds, pendant aprons, on turned legs and caster feet, unmarked, including: one sofa, ht. 48 1/8, wd. 77, dp. 36; one chair, ht. 44 1/2, wd. 27 1/2, dp. 35; one chair ht. 40 1/2, wd. 25 1/2, dp. 28; one chair ht. 40 1/4, wd. 26, dp. 27 in.
Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Some overall wear typical with age and use including nicks, scuffs, abrasions, particularly to edges of carved framework and turned feet. Some carved elements have evidence of repair or restoration including centralized carved figural mask on settee and boss on apron of one chair, leg on one chair with repair. See photos.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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