03-07-2010 03-07-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2494 Boston
March 7, 2010 11:00 AMCalender

Joined Oak Great Chair

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2494 Location: Boston Date / Time: March 07, 2010 11:00AM


Joined Oak Great Chair, New Haven, Guilford, or Wethersfield, Connecticut, area, second half 17th century, the carved forms include tulips flanking geometric devices and a scalloped edge beneath the seat, late 19th century upholstery, (refinished, losses, restoration), ht. 42 1/4, overall wd. 26 1/4, seat ht. 17 3/4 in.

Note: By microanalysis, wood is white oak.

A plaque affixed to the crest reads: "PRESENTED to Fraternity Lodge by James Kimball Nov. 18th 1880."
Estimate $3,000-5,000

The crest strip is a replacement; height loss porbably 3"; right front leg below sear has some replaced parts; the block at the top of front stretcher replaced; one arm reattached; no carving beneath the upholstery.


Oak Great Chair, Connecticut, Wethersfield, Fraternity Lodge, James Kimball