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The Butler Family Chippendale Armchair

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Mahogany, original slip seat.
W. 26.25 in; H. 39.5 in; D. 22 in;
W. 66.68 cm; H. 100.33 cm; D. 55.88 cm;
Condition Excellent. Untouched original condition, minor abrasions on front legs. Early, if not original, varnish finish.
Creation Date Mid-Atlantic Region, possibly Virginia, Late 18th century.
Description The chair has a shaped crest rail above a pierced splat flanked by stiles supporting finely carved, serpentine-form arms with carved knuckles. The trapezoid seat frame is supported by straight Chippendale legs with molded edges and a stretcher base.

Provenance: Descended through the family of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), the 12th United States Attorney General, of Stuyvesant Falls, NY. Butler was a law partner of Martin Van Buren before his political career began.
Styles / Movements Chippendale, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number -CH 201
Incollect Reference Number 122271
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