Rare Phil. Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair
Very fine and rare Philadelphia Chippendale carved mahogany side chair, apparently from the so-called General "Anthony Wayne" group of chairs, with serpentine volute carved cupid's bow crest centering a carved cabachon and leafage with swept back ears, centering a pierced and carved splat of so called "jack-o-lantern" design, having fluted stiles and a slip seat set on a shell carved front apron and shell carved cabriole front legs ending in claw and ball feet with through-tenoned side rails and turned stump back legs. Attributed to William Wayne, Philadelphia, circa 1755-75. Literature: Please see the Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture by William MacPherson Hornor, Jr., Philadelphia, 1935, plate 334, for an illustrated chair similar to this lot. 40 1/2" high, 23 3/4" wide, 21 1/2" deep, seat height 17 1/4". Provenance: Property of a Houston, Texas lady. Old, cleaned, possibly original finish, old breaks in post at top of left leg, some repinning, original glue blocks, original seat frame, front of seat rail numbered "IIII".