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November 4, 2006 03:00 PMCalender

Pair of Paint Decorated Side Chairs

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


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


Samuel Gragg, Massachusetts, Michael Podmaniczky