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January 12, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Two Georgian Mahogany Open Armchairs

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3195BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 12, 2019 10:00AM


Two Georgian Mahogany Open Armchairs, England, one late 18th century, oak secondary wood, curved crest rail, pierced splat in the gothic taste, curved armrests and armrest supports, serpentine apron, openwork spandrels, straight legs and stretchers, over-rail upholstery, ht. 38 1/2, seat ht. 19, wd. 25 1/2, dp. 23; and a 19th century Georgian-style mahogany armchair, oak secondary wood, curved crest rail, pierced splat, curved armrests carved at the ends with stylized leaves, slip seat, cabriole legs carved at the knees with leaves and ending in claw-and-ball feet, ht. 36, seat ht. 18 1/2, wd. 25, dp. 21 in.

Literature: This lot, and others from the same collection, are illustrated and contextualized in Imagining Ichabod: My Journey Into 18th-Century America Through History, Food, and a Georgian House, by Paula Bennett, Bauer and Dean: New York, 2016. Imagining Ichabod is described as a "warm, personal account of life in an eighteenth-century house and the search for its first inhabitants... [which offers] a fascinating glimpse into [the United States'] colonial period and its years as a fledgling republic."
Estimate $400-600

First: repairs to crest, repair to right stile and arm, repairs to splat, replaced glue blocks. Second: repair to shoe, repair to armrest, replaced glue blocks.

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Paula Bennett, United States, United Kingdom