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A Mahogany Chippendale Upholstered Wing Chair with Carved Knees and Claw and Ball Feet, Boston, c.1760

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This is the best, most highly developed form of the colonial wing chair produced in Boston.   A mate to it is at Winterthur (see scanned image below).  This chair makes a bold statement with its highly desirable form, including shaped wings, and scrolled arms.  They are neither heavy nor cumbersome; they flow from the crest of the back, through the sides on down.  Above the legs, the corner or platform of the seat is not square, but rounded: a and highly desired feature.  This chair is the best of the best, and came out of a pioneer dealer’s estate sale (Jerry Blum, purchased from John Walton)...he knew what to live with! 

Height: 48 1/4 in.  Width: 34 1/2 in.  Depth: 29 1/2 in.
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