" A home that does not have one warm,cozy chair in it is soulless. " May Sarton
Pook & Pook. 4/20/07. Lot 335. Estimated: $50K - $70K. Realized: $117K. Philadelphia maple armchair, attributed to the workshop of William Savery or Solomon Fussell, ca. 1750. 5-slat back flanked by scrolled arms with baluster supports. Rush seat with applied scalloped skirts. Cabriole front legs terminating in crooked feet & joined by boldly turned ball & ring turned stretcher. Provenance: Arthur Sussel, Parke Bernet Galleries Inc., October 1958, lot 380.
Pook & Pook. 4/21/07. Lot 638. Estimated: $8K - $12K. Realized: $6435. PA. walnut wainscot side chair, ca. 1720. Pierced & scalloped crest, above a paneled back & plank seat. Blocked & turned front legs joined by multiple ball & ring turned medial stretcher. For a nearly identical example, see Kindig, The Philadelphia Chair, fig. 5. Provenance: Titus Geesey, 1952.
Pook & Pook. 4/21/07. Lot 749. Estimated: $8K - $12K. Realized: $64,350. Delaware Valley maple & pine banister back side chair, ca. 1710. Carved arch crest over a star punched back & rush seat, supported by turned legs with double stretchers. Illustrated in Joseph Kindig, The Philadelphia Chair, fig. 12.
Pook & Pook. 4/21/07. Lot 741. Estimated: $4K - $6K. Realized: $8190. Massachusetts turned maple great chair, late 17th c., the back with 3 arched slats flanked by sausage & ring turned arms above a rush seat & similarly turned stretchers, retaining remnants of an old Spanish brown surface. For a nearly identical example, see the Collection of J. Stodgell Stokes, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., March 1948, lot 132.