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Set of Twelve Neoclassical Dining Chairs

$85,000per set


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1820. Mahogany and ebony (secondary woods: ash and poplar; slip seats, poplar). 33 1/2 in. high, 18 5/8 in. wide, 19 3/4 in. deep (overall). EX COLL: private collection, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania; to unidentified person, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until mid-1950s; to Buchanan Foundation, “Wheatland,” Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until 2004; to private collection, until the present. EXHIBITED: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 2014–2015, very rich and handsome, p. 30 no. 6 two chairs from the set illus. in color. There is some very slight variation in the leafy forms in the carving at the ends of the back splats, eight being of one design and four being of another. This kind of variation is commonplace on sets of chairs of this period and is extremely difficult to detect. Condition: Overall very good. Some small structural repairs as usual. Some front legs have been attached to the front seat rails by screws and the holes plugged with mahogany. Some repairs at the crest rails, tops of stiles, etc. Cleaned and French polished. Reupholstered.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)Width: 18.625 in. (47.31 cm)Depth: 19.75 in. (50.17 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Style
    American Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1820
  • Condition
    Please contact dealer.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FAPG 19246D1stDibs: U110921903237

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