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Rare and Important American Folk Art Chair
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Description

probably African American, 19th century, walnut, rear posts each carved with finely detailed portrait busts, traces of inlay or pigment (one glass eye present), top slat carved with clasped hands, hand fashioned frame with through-tenon construction, early rope seat, patinated, probably original surface, 31 in.

Condition

the heads with some chips and surface losses (probably lacking three inset eyes), looseness at joints, crack at one real stile, cracks and losses at front leg attachments, other surface distress, paint splatter, losses at woven seat

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Rare and Important American Folk Art Chair

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Jan 26, 2019
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Starting Price $1,500
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1209: Rare and Important American Folk Art Chair

Sold for $1,700
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Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,500
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Jan 26, 2019 9:00 AM EST
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Lot 1209 Details

Description
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probably African American, 19th century, walnut, rear posts each carved with finely detailed portrait busts, traces of inlay or pigment (one glass eye present), top slat carved with clasped hands, hand fashioned frame with through-tenon construction, early rope seat, patinated, probably original surface, 31 in.

Condition
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<p>the heads with some chips and surface losses (probably lacking three inset eyes), looseness at joints, crack at one real stile, cracks and losses at front leg attachments, other surface distress, paint splatter, losses at woven seat</p>

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