Rare Federal Inlaid Mahogany Barrel Back Armchair

Boston, Massachusetts, 1800-1810, possibly shop of John and Thomas Seymour, with curved back and downward curving inlaid open arms, on baluster supports, behind which are inlaid figured satinwood or flame birch panels, on turned legs and feet, 40-1/2 in. high, 16-1/2 in. (seat height); together with a well crafted copy made to match

Provenance:Israel Sack, New York, purchased November 1973 for $8,000 (plus $900 for the matching reproduction chair), (accompanied by original receipt and printed photos of both chairs without their upholstery); The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


overall very good condition, wear and abrasions to legs and feet, with additional tacking scars and infill where the legs join seat frame, one arm top with crack with plugged repair, minor patch and repair at one rear leg, upholstery heavily worn; back panel of upholstery was removed and the frame revealed appears to be in excellent condition with some fill and consolidation to tacking edges at lower seat frame; furthermore, the Israel Sack photography of the chair before upholstering shows the frame and appears to be very intact; reproduction chair is a very good match and in good condition

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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