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A VERY RARE PERHAPS UNIQUE WILLIAM AND MARY BLACK-PAINTED CARVED MAPLE BANNISTER-BACK SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1720
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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A VERY RARE PERHAPS UNIQUE WILLIAM AND MARY BLACK-PAINTED CARVED MAPLE BANNISTER-BACK SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1720
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York

A VERY RARE PERHAPS UNIQUE WILLIAM AND MARY BLACK-PAINTED CARVED MAPLE BANNISTER-BACK SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1720
with an elaborate crest rail and conforming front stretcher.
Height 48 1/8 in.; 122.2 cm.
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Provenance

John S. Walton, New York, August 1973;
Vogel Collection no. 182.

Literature

Jonathan L. Fairbanks and Elizabeth Bidwell Bates, American Furniture: 1620 to the Present, (New York: R. Marek, 1981), p. 74;
Erik K. Gronning, “Luxury of Choice: Boston’s Early Baroque Seating Furniture,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018), figs. 94, 175 and 176.

Catalogue Note

Few Massachusetts early Baroque chairs were made with their crests placed upon the stiles rather than being placed between them.  Structurally this crest is weaker and catastrophic damage is more likely when the chair falls.  A small group of leathered upholstered chairs have this crest placement but this is the only known banister-back example.  A banister-back with related crest and front stretcher is in a Pennsylvania collection, but it has molded banisters and the crest is captured between the stiles.  For additional information on Boston’s early Baroque seating furniture see Erik K. Gronning, “Luxury of Choice: Boston’s Early Baroque Seating Furniture,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018).

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York