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A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED MAPLE 'LEATHER-BACK' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1710
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A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED MAPLE 'LEATHER-BACK' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1710
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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED MAPLE 'LEATHER-BACK' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1710
crest slotted to receive leather; upholstered with reindeer hides from the 1786 shipwreck of the Die Frau Metta Catherina, St. Petersburg, Russia, circa 1786; feet restored.
Height 48 in.; 121.9 cm.
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來源

Roger Gonzales, Kent, Connecticut, March 1998;
Vogel Collection no. 636.

出版

Roger Gonzales and Daniel Putnam Brown, Jr., "Boston and New York Leather Chairs: A Reappraisal," American Furniture 1996, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 1996), p. 182, fig. 10;
Erik K. Gronning, “Luxury of Choice: Boston’s Early Baroque Seating Furniture,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018), figs. 31, 132.

相關資料

This chair is one of the earliest forms of carved crested leather upholstered Boston seating furniture.  While there is only one surviving earlier example, this chair represents the first fully developed foray by Boston chairmakers into adorning their chairs with carving.  Helpful in dating this and related chairs is the design of the carved crest rail and stretcher.  Both have a strictly horizontal layout as opposed to later chairs that have arched reserves in their carving.  This chair’s carving relates directly to the Chester armchair now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (acc. no. 1980.379). A side chair in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg (acc. no. 1976-430) lacks a carved crest or stretcher but its stile turnings are nearly identical.  This chair, with its exceptionally well-executed carving and optimal proportions, is a zenith of Boston chairmaking design in the first decade of eighteenth century. For additional information on related chairs see Erik K. Gronning, “Luxury of Choice: Boston’s Early Baroque Seating Furniture,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018). 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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