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3715B Marlborough
August 19, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

Pair of Carved Mahogany Side Chairs

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3715B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 19, 2021 10:00AM


Pair of Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, possibly the work of Gilbert Ash, New York, c. 1760-80, the serpentine crests centering carved shells and leafage, above pierced splats and trapezoidal slip seats on shaped seat rails joining cabriole legs with acanthus-carved knees ending in claw-and-ball feet, ht. 39 1/4, seat ht. 19 in.

Provenance: Amory Haskell Sale, c. 1944; Purchased from the consignor by H & R Sandor, New Hope, Pennsylvania, c. 1974.

Literature: A nearly identical chair is pictured in the February 1983 issue of The Magazine Antiques, pp. 428-31. Additional chairs by Ash are pictured and discussed in American Furniture, by Joseph Downs, figures 149 and 150.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

backs of chairs somewhat sun-faded.

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Joseph Downs, Gilbert Ash