Americana Specialist Erik Gronning admires the craftsmanship of a gothic revival armchair.


NEW YORK – Among the myriad offerings that comprise the upcoming Important Americana sale, this Monumental Gothic Revival Carved Oak Armchair, designed by Alexander Jackson Davis around the mid 19th Century, speaks to the exceptional craftsmanship and unique sensibility that characterized American furniture of the period. Originally a pair that resided in the Ericstan House in Tarrytown, New York, the chair is estimated to bring between $15,000 and $30,000 at the huge 490-lot sale on 25-26 January.