60,000 - 80,000 USD
Property from the Collection of Robert Kaplan, Maplewood, New Jersey
executed by the Craftsman Workshops of Gustav Stickley, Eastwood, New York
inlays executed by the workshop of George Henry Jones, New York
oak, pewter, copper and stained wood inlays, original rush seat
with the firm's decal
47 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (120.7 x 46.4 x 51.4 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The oak surfaces throughout appear to retain their original dark finish, which has been beautifully preserved. The oak surfaces throughout with minor surface scratches, abrasions, dents and edge wear with some small associated losses, consistent with age and gentle use. The frame of the chair has been stabilized by a professional conservator and is completely structurally sound. The original rush seat is in very good condition with some occasional very minor and light wear, and with some occasional slightly loose elements only visible on the underside, consistent with age and use. The seat with some very minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the diagonal seams where the four sections of the weaving intersect, consistent with age. The inlays are in very good and stable condition.
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