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Tiffany Studios Havemeyer Armchair.

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Description

Tiffany Studios H.O. Havemeyer Armchair. Oak, upholstered in quilted silk velvet. This massive chair was designed for the library in the residence completed in 1892 for Henry O. Havemeyer on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 66th Street, New York City. The interlaced strapwork design that repeats itself throughout the chair's carved oak frame and quilted upholstery, inspired by Celtic and Norwegian Viking prototypes, was continued on the room's mantel, architectural trim, and stenciled wall pattern to ensure a single artistic vision. According to Mrs. Havemeyers' 1930 memoir (Louisine W. Havemeyer, Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector. N.Y. 1961.p.18) the chair frame was finished with many coats of varnish buffed to create an effect resembling Japanese lacquer work. The mate to this chair is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1891-1892. Height: 45 1/4 inches (115 cm) Width: 29 inches (73.5 cm) Depth: 27 inches (68.5 cm). Provenance: Margot Johnson, Inc.The Garden Museum Collection, Matsue, Japan.This chair is pictured on page 90 of "Louise C. Tiffany, The Garden Museum Collection."

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Estimate $100,000 – $120,000
Starting Bid $60,000
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