A VERY FINE AND VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY CARVED MAPLE 'LEATHER-BACK' SIDE CHAIR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1710
crest slotted to receive leather; upholstered with reindeer hides from the 1786 shipwreck of the Die Frau Metta Catherina, St. Petersburg, Russia, circa 1786; feet restored.
Height 48 in.; 121.9 cm.
Roger Gonzales, Kent, Connecticut, March 1998;
Vogel Collection no. 636.
Roger Gonzales and Daniel Putnam Brown, Jr., "Boston and New York Leather Chairs: A Reappraisal," American Furniture 1996, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 1996), p. 182, fig. 10;
Erik K. Gronning, “Luxury of Choice: Boston’s Early Baroque Seating Furniture,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018), figs. 31, 132.