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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Very Fine and Rare Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany and Birchwood Lolling Chair, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Circa 1800
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Very Fine and Rare Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany and Birchwood Lolling Chair, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Circa 1800
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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Very Fine and Rare Federal Carved and Inlaid Mahogany and Birchwood Lolling Chair, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Circa 1800

Catalogue Note

The graceful tubular arms supported on reeded balusters above leg squares with a rectangular insert of figured birchwood indicate that this remarkable lolling chair was made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A nearly identical example is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (acc. no. 10.125.313)(R.T. Haines Halsey and Elizabeth Tower, Home of Our Ancestors, (New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1934), fig. 164). For an example with similar reeding and carved volutes to the arms see a settee in John S. Walton's advertisement in Magazine Antiques (May 1962), 81:5, p. 454.  Another related chair but lacking the reeding on the upper baluster is in the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum (American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts: 1660-1830, ed. Gerald W.R. Ward, (New York: Hudson hills Press, 1991), pp. 219-20, no. 84). For addition information on related Portsmouth chairs see Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, ed. Brock Jobe, (Boston, MA: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities; Hanover, NH: Distributed by University Press of New England, 1993), pp. 367-9.

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