Lot 2088: FINE AND RARE QUEEN ANNE SHELL-CARVED MAHOGANY COMPASS-SEAT SIDE CHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GODDARD, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, CIRCA 1765 |
January 19, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: chair marked VI, slip seat marked I, base of proper right rear leg with triangular patch.
Chair refinished, splat cracked. Appears to be a triangular splice to bottom of proper right rear leg. Small area of infill to bottom of proper left rear foot.
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Provenance: Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Arts and Decorative Arts, January 26, 1995, sale 8076, lot 128.
Dimensions: Height 38 1/4 in.
Literature: George Parker, “Early American Furniture in Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Academy Review, 43: 2 (Spring 1997), 8.