Important set of American mahogany Empire period dining chairs , C. 1830 marked S. Ely ( Smith Ely) NYC Classic Empire chairs with cane seat. (some needing to be recaned.) Ten chairs in the set.Smith Ely was a turner, chair maker and merchant at Broad and New St NYC 1813-1837. Chairs are from Danskammer, the Armstrong-Jova mansion at Danskammer point, Roseton NY and are consigned by a direct descendent. A glimpse of the mansion can be had at Storm King Art Center at Mountainville NY near the gallery where five of the mansions granite columns are incorporated into the landscape. Also visit www.Brick collecting. Com for history of the Armstrong-Jova families And Danskammer.