Lot 616: Armchair, attr. to R.J. Horner
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Very Rare American Carved Oak and Gilt-Incised Armchair, attr. to R.J. Horner, New York, reeded crest rail, winged arms, griffin supports, volute carved seat rail, paw feet, h. 40 in., w. 31 in., d. 37 in. Note: Robert J. Horner (New York, d. 1922) established the R.J. Horner firm in 1886 specializing in finely and exuberantly carved oak and mahogany furniture. The carved griffin supports shown in this lot were commonly featured on sofas and armchairs manufactured by Horner. Ref.: Lindquist and Warren. Victorian Furniture. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin: 1995. P. 185; Schiffer, Nancy. Americas Oak Furniture. Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania: 1988. p. 64.