Fine Pair Boston Classical Curule Form Stools

attributed to William Hancock, Artemas R. Holden & Charles B.F. Adams, active 1836-1837, each with green and yellow upholstered cushioned top on curule form mahogany base with scrolled feet and turned central stretcher, 18 x 20-1/2 x 16 in.

Note: For a nearly identical example labeled by the makers, see Cooper, Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840, pg. 121, fig. 81. See also Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Boston in the Age of Neoclassicism, catalog no. 33.

Provenance:Woldmand & Woldman, Alexandria, Virginia, purchased December 1992 for $4,500 (accompanied by original receipt, correspondence and photograph); The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


one with breaks and repairs at three scrolled feet, with some distress and infill, otherwise generally good, with typical wear and abrasions, varnish layer with some added color, minor distress to veneer banding, one seat affixed with later screws, upholstery frames set with later risers

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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