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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED AND TURNED MAPLE AND OAK 'LEATHER-BACK' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1705

Provenance

John S. Walton, Griswold, Connecticut, April 1979;
Vogel Collection no. 314.

Catalogue Note

This chair represents the first transition away from the late Renaissance ‘Cromwellian’ chair to the early Baroque style of chairs with taller backs with ornately turned stiles.  This progression in design began at the very end of the seventeenth century and continued until the first decade of the eighteenth century when the turnings became less ornate and chairs began to be ornamented with carving.  The near mate to this chair is in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum (acc. no. 249:1989). For additional information on this chair and its antecedents see a forthcoming article by Erik K. Gronning, “Luxury of Choice: Boston’s Early Baroque Seating Furniture,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018).    

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York