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Kimbel & Cabus "Modern Gothic" Ebonized Wood and Marquetry Sofa and Two Side Chairs

Auction:
3272B
Lot:
241
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3272B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Kimbel & Cabus "Modern Gothic" Ebonized Wood and Marquetry Sofa and Two Side Chairs, New York, c. 1870, sofa with straight crest, turned supports and central inlaid panel, armrests ending in carved lion's heads, sides with turned supports and inlaid panels, legs and other areas incised and picked out in gilt, casters; chairs with padded backs and turned supports, stiles, rails, and legs incised and picked out in gilt, casters on front legs, ht. 33 1/2, seat ht. 17 1/2, wd. 62, dp. 20 in.

Note: In the firm's brief existence from 1862 to 1882, it produced major examples of Neo-gothic and Aesthetic Movement furniture which won particular acclaim at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Minor areas of lifting marquetry, area of lost marquetry in central back panel, minor surface wear especially to backs of chair stiles. Replaced upholstery.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Philadelphia, Art genres, Chair, Decorative arts, Furniture, Kimbel and Cabus, Marquetry, Modern Gothic style, Sofa

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