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Pair of Paint Decorated Side Chairs

Auction:
2337
Lot:
781
Sold for:
$4,406$3,750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2337
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 04, 2006 3:00PM

Description:

Pair of Paint Decorated Side Chairs, attributed to Samuel Gragg, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, the pierced splat above two horizontal spindles joining raked stiles on a shaped slatted seat and turned legs joined by stretchers, white painted surface with polychrome and gilt seashell, ropetwist and foliate designs, (imperfections), ht. 35 1/2, seat ht. 18 in.

Note: Label on underside of seat reads "Beal." Beal of Boston was a known retailer of Gragg chairs.

Literature: For a reference on Samuel Gragg's chairs, see "The Incredible Elastic Chairs of Samuel Gragg," by Michael Podmaniczky, The Magazine Antiques, May 2003, pp. 138-145
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Samuel Gragg, Massachusetts, Michael Podmaniczky, Chairs

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