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A VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT DECORATED MAPLE BANISTER-BACK ARMCHAIR, SUFFOLK OR ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1715
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1130
A VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT DECORATED MAPLE BANISTER-BACK ARMCHAIR, SUFFOLK OR ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1715
Estimate
25,00035,000
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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT DECORATED MAPLE BANISTER-BACK ARMCHAIR, SUFFOLK OR ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1715
the Windsor style plank seat is an early replacement for a rush seat.¶
Height 46 1/2 in.; 118.1 cm.
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Provenance

Lillian Blankley Cogan Antiquary, Farmington, Connecticut, September 1978;
Vogel Collection no. 306.

Catalogue Note

This chair is quite unusual for have conical arm supports.  The vast majority of leather upholstered or banister back chairs have ball-and-baluster supports.  A banister back chair with conical arm support is in the collection the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (acc. no. 63.1046) (Richard H. Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965), p. 161, no. 125).  Another nearly identical chair is illustrated in Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, (New York: MacMillan Co., 1928), no. 1927.  Other chairs with conical supports are illustrated in Erik K. Gronning, “Luxury of Choice: Boston’s Early Baroque Seating Furniture,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018), figs. 38, 99, 101, and 107.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York