1094
1094
AN EXCEPTIONAL PILGRIM CENTURY JOINED AND TURNED MAPLE 'CROMWELLIAN' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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1094
AN EXCEPTIONAL PILGRIM CENTURY JOINED AND TURNED MAPLE 'CROMWELLIAN' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1700
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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AN EXCEPTIONAL PILGRIM CENTURY JOINED AND TURNED MAPLE 'CROMWELLIAN' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1700
retains its original finish; upholstered with reindeer hides from the 1786 shipwreck of the Die Frau Metta Catherina, St. Petersburg, Russia, circa 1786.
Height 34 3/4 in.; 88.3 cm.
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Provenance

Estate of Charles P. Fisher;
Skinner's, Boston, Massachusetts, American Furniture & Decorative Arts, October 27, 2013, sale 2680B, lot 42;
Clark Pearce, Essex, Massachusetts, October 2013;
Vogel Collection no. 827.

Literature

Robert F. Trent and Mark J. Anderson, “The Boston Cromwellian Chair and its Competitors, 1660-1705,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018), p. 112-3,  fig. 13.

Catalogue Note

In Jonathan Fairbanks and Robert Trent, New England Begins: The Seventeenth Century, Trent discusses in detail an identical chair (lacking its feet), which is illustrated as plate 284, p. 288. And, in Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: I. Early Colonial Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles, (Yale University Press, 2007), the author discusses and illustrates a very similar chair as catalogue number 23, which still retains its original turkey-work upholstery, pp. 65-68. 

For additional information on this chair's upholstery see R. W. Stevenson, “A 200-Year-Old Gift From Under the Sea,” The New York Times, April 28, 2002.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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