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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARSHALL FIELD V

The Stokes Family Very Fine and Rare Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1765
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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297

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARSHALL FIELD V

The Stokes Family Very Fine and Rare Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1765
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

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The Stokes Family Very Fine and Rare Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1765

Provenance

Purportedly descended in the Stokes family of Philadelphia;
Israel Sack, Inc., New York;
Ivor and Anne Massey, New York;
Christie's, New York, Important Americana, January 16, 1996, sale 8840, lot 464.

Literature

Israel Sack, Inc., American Antiques From Israel Sack Collection, Vol. 2, (Washington, DC: Highland House Press, 1969), p. 436, P1085.

Catalogue Note

With its interlacing strapwork splat, robustly carved crest rails and legs, and fluted stiles this chair stands as an archetype for Philadelphia rococo seating furniture.  A nearly identical chair was identified as “Superior” by Albert Sack in The New Fine Points of Furniture (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1993), p. 44.  Thomas Smith Hopkins and Walter Scott Cox in Colonial Furniture of West Jersey, (Haddonfield, New Jersey: Historical Society of Haddonfield, 1936), pl. 42, p. 88 illustrate another closely related chair. A chair in the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum shares many if the same attributes but the central shell on the front seat rail is inverted (see Brock Jobe, et.al., American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts, 1660-1830: The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collection (New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1991), no. 59, pp.159-60).

Important Americana

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New York