Rare and important South Carolina chair
Rare and important Charleston, South Carolina Chippendale mahogany "French" chair, ca. 1770, with carved grips and molded square legs. Illustrated in E. Milby Burton, Charleston Furniture 1700-1825, fig.109. A matching chair with a history of ownership in a Charleston family is mentioned on page 53. A related "French" chair was sold at Christie's, January 21, 2006, lot 533. Provenance: Reginald Lewis, Easton, Maryland; Joe Kindig Jr. & Son, 1988; The Collection of Daniel Heisler and Mary Jane Sheppard, Lutherville, MD.
Ash seat frame. Remainder is yellow pine. Patch along rear edge of crest. Newer corner blocks between crest and stiles. Seat frame cross braces replaced.
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