John S. Walton, Griswold, Connecticut, April 1982; Vogel Collection no. 367.
A nearly identical side chair that descended in the Fitzwilliam Walters family of Salem, Massachusetts is in the collection of Yale University Art Museum (acc. no. 1930.2523) (see Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture: Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, (Boston, MA: New York Graphic Society, 1976), p. 58-9, no. 36 and John T. Kirk, Early American Furniture, (New York: Knopf, 1970), p. 51, no. 34).
Overall fine condition. Wear, rubbing to the painted surface and some losses to the edges commensurate with age and use. Few age cracks. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.