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Rare Set Five Rhode Island Federal Mahogany Side Chairs
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Description

attributed to Providence, possibly shop of Job Danforth (1745-1838), circa 1800, each with finely carved urn, leaf, and bellflower chain splat, over black horsehair upholstered over the rail serpentine seats with brass tacking, on molded tapered legs with brass casters, 39 x 29 x 21 in., seat height 17-1/2 in.

Note: Recorded in the Rhode Island Furniture Archive: RIF4934.

These chairs relate directly to a set of three chairs that have a history of being made and owned by Job Danforth of Providence, Rhode Island. Danforth's surviving account book lists 119 various pieces of seating furniture including mahogany side chairs. The chairs are in the collection of the Rhode Island Historical Society and are illustrated in Patricia E. Kane, Art & Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture 1650-1830, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), pp. 85-5, fig. 19.

Provenance: Sold Skinner, Boston, Massachusetts, February 22, 2004, lot 210; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Pfaffenroth

Condition

scattered typical cracks at splats with some minor repairs and surface abrasions; one chair with legs ended out; one with patch at one rear toe; two with replaced seat blocking; one with probable repair to leg (later color retouch)

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Rare Set Five Rhode Island Federal Mahogany Side Chairs

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
May 21, 2022
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Starting Price $1,500
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0910: Rare Set Five Rhode Island Federal Mahogany Side Chairs

Sold for $4,000
15 Bids
Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,500
Premier Auction - Session II
May 21, 2022 9:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0910 Details

Description
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attributed to Providence, possibly shop of Job Danforth (1745-1838), circa 1800, each with finely carved urn, leaf, and bellflower chain splat, over black horsehair upholstered over the rail serpentine seats with brass tacking, on molded tapered legs with brass casters, 39 x 29 x 21 in., seat height 17-1/2 in.

Note: Recorded in the Rhode Island Furniture Archive: RIF4934.

These chairs relate directly to a set of three chairs that have a history of being made and owned by Job Danforth of Providence, Rhode Island. Danforth's surviving account book lists 119 various pieces of seating furniture including mahogany side chairs. The chairs are in the collection of the Rhode Island Historical Society and are illustrated in Patricia E. Kane, Art & Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture 1650-1830, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), pp. 85-5, fig. 19.

Provenance: Sold Skinner, Boston, Massachusetts, February 22, 2004, lot 210; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Pfaffenroth

Condition
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<p>scattered typical cracks at splats with some minor repairs and surface abrasions; one chair with legs ended out; one with patch at one rear toe; two with replaced seat blocking; one with probable repair to leg (later color retouch)</p>

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