View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1504. The Important Abell Family Classical Fancy Yellow, Green and Gold Paint-Decorated Klismos Side Chair, Attributed to John Finlay (1777-1851) and/or Hugh Finlay (1781-1831), Baltimore, Maryland, Circa 1810-1815.
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The Important Abell Family Classical Fancy Yellow, Green and Gold Paint-Decorated Klismos Side Chair, Attributed to John Finlay (1777-1851) and/or Hugh Finlay (1781-1831), Baltimore, Maryland, Circa 1810-1815

Estimate:

150,000 - 250,000 USD

Property from the Descendants of the Abell Family

The Important Abell Family Classical Fancy Yellow, Green and Gold Paint-Decorated Klismos Side Chair, Attributed to John Finlay (1777-1851) and/or Hugh Finlay (1781-1831), Baltimore, Maryland, Circa 1810-1815

The Important Abell Family Classical Fancy Yellow, Green and Gold Paint-Decorated Klismos Side Chair, Attributed to John Finlay (1777-1851) and/or Hugh Finlay (1781-1831), Baltimore, Maryland, Circa 1810-1815

Estimate:

150,000 - 250,000 USD

Lot sold:

528,200

USD

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Property from the Descendants of the Abell Family

The Important Abell Family Classical Fancy Yellow, Green and Gold Paint-Decorated Klismos Side Chair,

Attributed to John Finlay (1777-1851) and/or Hugh Finlay (1781-1831)

Baltimore, Maryland

Circa 1810-1815


The paint-decorated crest with fantastical griffins flanking an ancient lyre.

Height 34 in. by Width 17 7/8 in. by Depth 22 3/8 in.; Seat Height 16 5/8 in.

Minor old chipped loss and repaint to back proper left foot - done near the time of creation. Break to caning on proper right side of seat. A scientific paint analysis report conducted on this chair is available with the department upon request.


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These side chairs have a history of descent in the Griffiss-Fenwick family of Baltimore.

They were possibly owned by Arunah Shepherdson Abell (1806-1888) and Mary Fox Abell (1818-1859) of Baltimore;

To their daughter Dorothy Margaret “Daisy” Abell Griffiss (1859-1929) and John Irving Griffiss (1856-1894);

To their daughter, Margaret Mary Griffiss Fenwick (1890-1974) and Guy Bernard Fenwick (1881-1954);

To their son, Charles Cuthbert Fenwick (1924-2020) and Elizabeth White Fenwick.