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Chippendale Mahogany Carved Side Chair

Auction:
2482
Lot:
68
Sold for:
$474$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Chippendale Mahogany Carved Side Chair, possibly Southeastern United States, late 18th century, with beaded serpentine back on raking stiles centering a pierced gothic splat, on leather overupholstered seat and square beaded legs on stretchers, original finish and upholstery, (imperfections), ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2 in.

Note: A typewritten label affixed to the inside of a chair rail reads: "this chair was found in an orchard down south by capt. Reuben Whelden during the Civil War. Capt. Whelden transported food to the Union Army on his vessel."
Estimate $400-600

upholstery in poor condition, but original linen backing and horsehair remains;

Keywords

Reuben Whelden, United States, chair, food, Union Army, Chairs, Furniture

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