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A Quartet of Mahogany Phyfe Lyre Chairs, with Hairy Paw feet, c.1810, ex Burden Family / Schuyler Chapin

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Provenance in the estate of Schuyler Chaplin, who the New York Times called "the patrician New Yorker and white-shoe impresario who glided through society and string of jobs in the arts-including general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, cultural affairs commissioner of New York City, and dean of the school of arts at Columbia University". This set is known as the "Burden family chairs" as they were inherited by Schuyler from his uncle, from the Burdens, a well-known established New York society family commingled with the Vanderbilt line, etc..

Exhibited: This set was originally larger, and another two chairs from it are owned by the New York Historical Society

Height: 33 in. Width: 17 1/2 in. Depth: 16 1/4 in.
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