September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Chair seat width: 25 1/2”, seat height: 14”, overall height: 47”, Depth: 23 1/2”. A stately, English 18th century, walnut side chair with unique and profuse, Indian quill decorations. The lift out seat is toped with a decorated veneer on board supported by a frame. It is profusely decorated with flowers and leaves surrounded by an organic border of repeated shapes. The three shapes to the rear of the seat are decorated with porcupine quills. The back of the chair is constructed in the same fashion and is profusely decorated with quillwork. It is flanked by two spiral posts with a carved cornice at the crest of the seat back. The beautiful spiral carved motif is continued on the three leg supports, the front legs and under the seat. The chair has an associated fringed and bead decorated hide pillow that appears to be Northeast Woodland Native American. This is an exceptional chair in the Folk Art realm with obvious American association. CONDITION: The seat back has some loss of quills, surface abrasions and indentations. It also has a 12” tear on the back cushion 8” up from the seat and an 1 1/2” x 1/2” piece of missing veneer at the bottom left side. The seat is well worn as expected. A two inch strip is missing at the right front as well as a 1” square piece at left front. There are several small punctures on the seat. Wood surfaces have a mellow period finish. DRG

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,845.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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