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A FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED AND TURNED MAPLE AND OAK 'LEATHER-BACK' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1715
retains an early historic possibly original surface; with a typical Boston area turned front stretcher and tapered stiles.

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Height 45 1/2 in.; 115.6 cm.
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Provenance

John S. Walton, Griswold, Connecticut, February 1976;
Vogel Collection no. 237.

Catalogue Note

This chair represents the subsequent design style adopted by Boston chairmakers after the emergence of the early Baroque style.  The stile turnings are conical and finished with small filleted rings while the finials have become more robust and well defined. Interestingly, side chairs with this stile design and lacking a baluster turning have the standard Boston front stretcher whereas side chairs that have slightly more completely turned stiles with balusters turnings have the later opposing baluster front stretcher.  For additional information on this chair and its antecedents see a forthcoming article by 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