I purchased 8 of these at a sale with the intent to keep 4. I was told later they are Chippendale Chairs, but not a 100% on that. They are mahogany, ornate, great condition, and beautiful. The cushions are not original to the chair but are authentic cowhide. I am curious as to the exact period, design, and value of these 4. Thank you
All I know is they came from a well to do gentleman that passed away and the family was selling off his estate.
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This set of chairs is late 19th Century and in the "style" of Chippendale, not late 18th Century and "by" Thomas Chippendale.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A set of four Chippendale style carved mahogany side chairs
In the English manner, late 19th Century
Each with shaped and pierced crest over a pierced strapwork splat, acanthus-carved ears and carved stiles, the trapezoidal slipseats over rails inscribed V, VI, XI and XII, with shaped pierced returns on square-section acanthus-carved legs.
CONDITION: with wear commensurate to age; cushions represented to be later
PROVENANCE: estate sale
$1,500-2,000 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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