03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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Set of Eight Federal Carved Mahogany Shield-back Dining Chairs

$13,035$11,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Set of Eight Federal Carved Mahogany Shield-back Dining Chairs, Salem or Boston, c. 1800, together with a similar armchair, refinished, (imperfections), ht. 38 1/4, seat ht. 18 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

armchair pieced; The piecing on the armchair is rather extensive - the arms have broken out at the seat rail and the shieldback, and there are associated repairs in both areas. In addition all four legs on the armchair have been pieced between 2 and 4 inches each. One chair with a chip to some decoration and a crack in the crest. In addition, two side chairs have cracks at the base of the shield - one of those having an old pinned repair.

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Salem