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A Small Scale Hepplewhite Inlaid Mahogany Wing Chair, Philadelphia, c.1780, Provenance Israel Sack


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This is a fine, comfortable small scale wing chair, with classic Philadelphia wings and outward stretching arms.  The seat is further bowed, relating to the curvature of the crest rail.   The legs retain an old surface, with line inlay.  This chair was handled by Israel Sack (see American Antiques, vol.3 #1402 p.1619, see below).  Also shown below is a related chair of the same school, (perhaps the same chair).  

We have had this chair completely boned and conserved.  It has been reupholstered with a fine, heavy silk complementary with the style of the chair.  The upholsterer, Manfred Woerner, does work for many museums, and the quality of his work is evident in the seams around the scrolled arms.  The cushion is down filled.  We have left the original surface and line inlay on the legs intact.  Line inlay--or embellishment of any kind--is very rare in a Hepplewhite upholstered chair.  This is a special chair for those who want the very best. 

Height: 44 in.  Width: 34 in. Depth: 24 in.
Seat Height: 19 in.
$28,000
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