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A Fine Federal Inlaid Mahogany Lolling Chair, MA, c.1800

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Provenance: Israel Sack, Illustrated in American Antiques in the Israel Sack Collection, Vol. II, Cat No. 828.  Also illustrated in American Furniture, the Federal Period, Charles F. Montgomery, cat. no.109. 

This lolling chair is the best of the form with its delicate line inlay on the front legs and arm supports.  Many of this form have condition issues.  This chair is in absolutely perfect condition: see the “bones” of the chair.  This is the way these chairs should be shown for authenticity, repair history and/or fakery. 

We have reupholstered the chair in a fine red damask and it’s quite a standout with its brass nailing.  It is a connoisseur’s chair, the best.  

Height: 42 ¾ in.  Width: 22 1/2 in.  Depth: 23 1/2 in.
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