EIGHT RHODE ISLAND BOW-BACK WINDSOR CHAIRS WITH BRACES, IN OLD DARK PAINT, INCLUDING TWO ARMCHAIRS, CIRCA 1780.Est. $8,000-$12,000
Sold: $6,600 ($5,500)
Each with seven pipe-stem spindles in front of a pair of braces, the curved arms mahogany.
Literature: A pair of armchairs similar to those in this lot were in the Collection of Dinah and Stephen Lefkowitz, Northeast Auctions, August 4, 2007, lot 757. For related side chairs see Americana from the Daphne Farago Collection, op. cit., p. 45, fig. 26; David A. Schorsch, Excellence in American Design, catalog VIII, p. 26. For a Rhode Island armchair see Charles Santore, Vol. II, p. 134, fig. 137.