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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA

FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS TUFT (1740-1788), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1765
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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1620

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA

FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS TUFT (1740-1788), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1765
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS TUFT (1740-1788), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1765
chair marked III; left side knee return of a later date.
Height 39 in.
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Provenance

Joe Kindig, Jr., York, Pennsylvania;
Henry Francis DuPont, Winterthur, Delaware;
Sotheby's, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot Du Pont Copeland, January 19, 2002, sale 7757, lot 359.

Exhibited

New York, Girl Scout Loan Exhibition, April 8 - May 8, 1948, no. 621.

Literature

Heckscher, Morrison H., "Living with Antiques: Mount Cuba in Delaware," Magazine Antiques, May 1987, p. 1079, pl. II. 

Catalogue Note

Chairs like this one, with a trefoil-pierced splat taken directly from Thomas Chippendale' s The Gentleman and Cabinet­ Maker's Director (pl. XI11, 1754 edition and pl. X, 1762 edition), were extremely popular in Philadelphia during the second half of the eighteenth century.

This example is closely related to chairs labeled by James Gillingham (1736-1781), a cabinetmaker working on Second Street in Philadelphia from 1768, to 1773. One Gillingham chair is in the collection of the Dietrich Americana Foundation and illustrated in Magazine Antiques, November 1959, p. 394.

Philip D. Zimmerman conducted an analysis  on this chair in 1996 and concluded  that  it  was made  in the  same  shop  as a set of six chairs at Winterthur Museum, one of which is illustrated in Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods,1952, no. 139. Also from the same shop is a chair once owned by Matthew and Elisabeth Sharpe, later sold to Israel Sack Inc.

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