Lot 201Chippendale Walnut Side Chair
Philadelphia, late 18th century
The serpentine crest rail with voluted ears centering a rocaille carved cartouche above a vase-form splat and a shell carved apron, raised on shell carved cabriole legs ending in trifid feet.
Purchased at Freeman's, Philadelphia, November 18, 1969, lot 350
Subsequent correspondence from Samuel T. Freeman & Co. indicated that the chair descended through the Mickle family. Samuel Mickle (1746-1830) was apprentice to Jonathan Shoemaker and is known today as the author of a well known drawing of a solid splat chair in a manuscript dated 1766 and now located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Estate of Sara K. Greene
Sold for $5,000
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