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A Set of Seven Rosewood Grained Gilt Fancy Chairs, New York, c.1835,ex. John Ruggles


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This set of fancy chairs is finely developed throughout with beautiful gilt stenciling contrasting with strongly figured rosewood. The crest rail, seat rail, and anterior stretcher are embellished with foliate motifs and the lyre-form backsplat is likewise developed with an elaborate stenciled lyre above a support rail with further leafage. The tightly turned supports below the scroll-form arms add another level of detail and craftsmanship to the armchair of this superb set.

Arm Chair:
Height: 35 1/4 in.  Seat Height: 17 1/4 in. 
Width: 21 1/4 in. Depth: 20 in.

Side Chairs:
Height: 33 1/4 in.  Seat Height: 17 3/4 in. 
Width: 17 in. Depth: 20 in.
$22,000