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Two Riker Family Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1750-75.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts

Two Riker Family Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1750-75. The matched pair, numbered 'III' and 'IIII' on seat rail, each with crest centering a relief-carved shell between opposing ogee scrolls terminating in shaped serpentine ears, joined over tapered ends of half-round continuous stiles flanking a tassel- and scroll-carved splat rabbeted to crest and shoe, the latter molding applied to top edge of back seat rail, which forms trapezoidal slip-seat frame with double-pegged through-tenoned stretchers and front rail lined underneath with applied strip of gadrooning, the front corners continuing to cabriole legs with well-defined shell-carved knees embellished by shaped ogee brackets and ball-and-claw feet opposite the raking back legs, 60cm wide, 55cm deep, 96cm high (24 1/2in wide, 22in deep, 38 1/4in high). Seat ht. 18 in. Footnotes: Provenance The collection of Eric van Rooy. Nathan Liverant & Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 5 October 1999, obtained directly from a lineal descendant of Revolutionary War veteran Samuel Riker (1743-1823) of Newtown, Long Island, New York, who supposedly acquired them upon his wedding to Anna Lawrence (1749-1833). Literature The chairs are illustrated in Mary Darlington Taylor, 'New York Chippendale Furniture in Riker Collection,' Bridgeport Sunday Post (7 July 1935), situated in Fairfield, Connecticut home of Andrew Lawrence Riker (1868-1930). Described as having been discovered in 'the old Stryker house,' it is possible that the chairs descended through Riker's mother, Charlotte Lawrence (Stryker) Riker (1842-1914). For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

Two Riker Family Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1750-75. The matched pair, numbered 'III' and 'IIII' on seat rail, each with crest centering a relief-carved shell between opposing ogee scrolls terminating in shaped serpentine ears, joined over tapered ends of half-round continuous stiles flanking a tassel- and scroll-carved splat rabbeted to crest and shoe, the latter molding applied to top edge of back seat rail, which forms trapezoidal slip-seat frame with double-pegged through-tenoned stretchers and front rail lined underneath with applied strip of gadrooning, the front corners continuing to cabriole legs with well-defined shell-carved knees embellished by shaped ogee brackets and ball-and-claw feet opposite the raking back legs, 60cm wide, 55cm deep, 96cm high (24 1/2in wide, 22in deep, 38 1/4in high). Seat ht. 18 in. Footnotes: Provenance The collection of Eric van Rooy. Nathan Liverant & Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 5 October 1999, obtained directly from a lineal descendant of Revolutionary War veteran Samuel Riker (1743-1823) of Newtown, Long Island, New York, who supposedly acquired them upon his wedding to Anna Lawrence (1749-1833). Literature The chairs are illustrated in Mary Darlington Taylor, 'New York Chippendale Furniture in Riker Collection,' Bridgeport Sunday Post (7 July 1935), situated in Fairfield, Connecticut home of Andrew Lawrence Riker (1868-1930). Described as having been discovered in 'the old Stryker house,' it is possible that the chairs descended through Riker's mother, Charlotte Lawrence (Stryker) Riker (1842-1914). For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

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