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Lot 6011: EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN ANNE CARVED AND FIGURED MAPLE ARMCHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO SOLOMON FUSSELL OR WILLIAM SAVERY, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1750 |

Property from the Collection of E. Newbold and Margaret du Pont Smith

by Sotheby's

January 21, 2017

New York, NY, USA

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  • EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN ANNE CARVED AND FIGURED MAPLE ARMCHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO SOLOMON FUSSELL OR WILLIAM SAVERY, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1750 |
  • EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN ANNE CARVED AND FIGURED MAPLE ARMCHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO SOLOMON FUSSELL OR WILLIAM SAVERY, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1750 |
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Description: Maple

Condition Report: Break and repair to back of crest rail. Break and repair to proper left front knee return. Break and repair to inner edge of proper left rear leg at joint with stretcher. Rush seat replaced.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance: Ralston House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative Arts, October 18, 1996, sale 8494, lot 102.

Dimensions: Height 45 1/2 in.

Literature: Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American, (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1950), p. 20 identified as “Best” and as “one of the great masterpieces of Pennsylvania furniture";
Lindsey, Jack. Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758, (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999) fig. 150, pg. 98, no. 156, pg. 172.

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