September 15, 2018 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Rare Virginia Federal Mahogany Easy Chair

Petersburg area, 1780-1800, boldly formed frame with arched crest and serpentine front rail, slightly tapered legs with stretchers, through-tenon construction, yellow pine, poplar, oak, and cherry ? secondary, 41-1/2 x 31-1/2 x 28-1/2 in.

Provenance:Said to have come from Green’s Folly, Berryman Green’s Halifax Virginia home, built in 1771; Descended in a Petersburg, Virginia area family; From a Private Virginia Collection


generally good structural condition (currently not upholstered) later vertical bracing for wings, losses and distress at crest-rail attachment, minor patch at front of one wing, breaks and repairs at one front foot with small patch, casters replaced, typical tacking scars with associated distress and losses, some later nails and screws

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
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