Three mahogany or walnut chippendale chairs

Nov 06, 2021. 17:56 UTC
Three Mahogany or Walnut Chippendale Chairs
rhonda
United States of America

Acquired from
Gallery/Dealer

For sale
Yes
Description

There are two side chairs and one armchair in dark wood that appears to be deep brown, almost black mahogany. Chairs are heavy and sturdy with a beautiful patina to the wood. They are reupholstered, expertly, in a leopard print. There is reeding on the legs and parts of the stretchers. The backsplat on the chairs is intricate and beautifully carved, Chairs measure 24 inches wide at the seat and 20 inches deep. The chair measure 39 inches high from the back to the floor, and 18.5 inches from the chair cusion to the floor. It is 27 inches from the arm to the floor.

Provenance

unknown

Answered within about 21 hours
Nov 07, 15:21 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $800 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$800 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A group of three transitional Chippendale/Federal style carved mahogany or walnut chairs
New England style, late 19th Century
Comprising one armchair and two side chairs, all with pierced strapwork splat, shaped crest, trapezoidal slipseat over-upholstered in later leopard-print upholstery, raised on squared legs joined by an H-stretcher.
Sidechairs 39 inches high, 24 inches wide and 20 inches deep
Armchair 39 inches high
CONDITION: all appear to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired from a gallery
$500-800 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Rhonda guess Nov 07, 22:31 UTC

Hi Delia:
I looked and measured. The stretchers seem to form a trapazoid at the bottom of the armchair. So, that would be a pretty pronounced inset, right?
The front part seems to be 22 inches and the back stretcher is 18 inches. The armchairs are closer to 21 inches across the front parallel to the stretcher and 17 inches for the one in the back. Does this tell you what you need to know?
I love these chairs, and I got them for a song, so I won't be upset if they are not antique. They just spoke loudly, so heavy and the wood seems so dark and rich, and then the kitschy leopard that shows signs of good craftsmanship in the upholstery. One of my really good friends wants two of them. Sigh. That is not how things work. Thank you!

Delia Nov 08, 18:32 UTC

Any chance you can get a photo of the joint between the side stretchers and the front/back legs? I want to make sure before calling these period...

Rhonda guess Nov 09, 13:41 UTC

Hi Delia:
I took new pictures. Let me know if these are helpful.
Best,
Rhonda

Delia Nov 09, 17:29 UTC

The photos are great. The (marginal) inset of the side stretcher from the outside of the legs tells me that these are not period but a lovely group. If you are thinking of breaking up the set, I would price the side chairs at $400-600 for the pair and $100-200 for the armchair.

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