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PROPERTY OF THE GAESS FAMILY

A Very Fine and Rare Set of Six Green-Painted Bow-Back Brace-Back Windsor Upholstered Armchairs, Rhode Island
circa 1795
Estimate
50,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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PROPERTY OF THE GAESS FAMILY

A Very Fine and Rare Set of Six Green-Painted Bow-Back Brace-Back Windsor Upholstered Armchairs, Rhode Island
circa 1795
Estimate
50,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Very Fine and Rare Set of Six Green-Painted Bow-Back Brace-Back Windsor Upholstered Armchairs, Rhode Island
circa 1795

With mahogany arms.

Chairs appear to retain old black paint over possibly the original green paint.  The chairs were sold at auction in 1999 with the original stuffing which may possibly remain on the chairs.  The chairs have not been examined under the current seat fabric.  The current seat fabric was based on fragments of the original fabric that survived on the chairs.  SWB inscribed in chalk on the underside of each chair.


Height of tallest 39 in.
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Provenance

Directly from a South County, Rhode Island house and never left the family untill sold at Bill Spicer Auctions, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, August 25, 1999;
Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut

Literature

"Set of Windsors Brings $99,000 in Rhode Island," Maine Antique Digest, October 1999.

Important Americana

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New York