Set of Eight American Federal Dining Chairs, two arms and six sides. Open shield back Hepplewhite design with urn and swags and “Kylix” back. Distinctively Newport, RI with exposed mortise and tenon construction. Four of the side chairs attributed to the Newport master, John Carlisle, no breaks, early finish, secondary seat wood original, circa 1790. One side chair attributed to John Carlisle, no breaks, early finish, secondary seat wood original but with later inner support glued to original structure, circa 1790. Two armchairs and one additional side chair of later date to exacting detail by Davenport, ca 1900 Provenance: owned by and through family decent and later bequeathed by American Artist, Frank Benson (1862-1951) See similar as a Pair Sotheby’s, “Property From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George Fenimore Johnson” January 19, 2008, New York, Lot 47 Sold $21,250
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Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)
Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)
Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Seat Height: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)

Sold As: Set of 8
Style: Federal (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Carved, Mahogany
Place of Origin: United States
Period: Late 18th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1790

Repaired: As described above. Originality. Early finish if not original. Possible corner upholstery brackets re-glued or replaced. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.

Seller Location
Essex, MA