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Lot 0299
Italian Neoclassical Mahogany Tub Chairsecond quarter 19th century, the rounded back with a carved Greek-key frieze over a tri-paneled barrel back with inlaid portrait medallions and military trophees, within foliate and ribbon patterns, the wooden seat with like inlay, raised on shaped legs headed by lion masques and ending in paw feet.
h. 28"


In good "as found" condition. Overall, the chair is sturdy and solid. The finish exhibits normal rubbing, wear, mars and abrasions consistent with age and use. The extensive marquetry veneer is in very good condition overall, with a few minor scattered minor blemishes and losses. Other more notable losses include losses to the inlaid panel on the vertical surface of one arm end. The losses are about 3/16" by 3" and 1/4" by 1-1/4". The seat exhibits a shrinkage separation at the line where two boards are glued together. There is some movement at that joint when pressed on. There is a loss to veneer along that seam approximately 3/16" by 2-1/2". There are also a couple losses to the mahogany veneer on the seat, one about the size of a large thumbnail, the other about fingernail-sized. One molding at the top of a front leg, adjoining the apron is loose. The inside return molding that joins to it is missing. That molding is about 1" by about 1-1/2".

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Italian Neoclassical Mahogany Tub Chair

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500May 20, 2017