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An Exceptional Chippendale Lolling Chair
Catalog#: Late Summer 2005
Category: Furniture - American
SubType: Chair
Origin: America-USA
Era: 18th Century
Height: 45 inches (Seat 15 inches) inches
Width: 24 inches inches
Depth: 23 inches inches
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1780. A lolling chair having superlative form, with the best arms, arm supports and serpentine crest rail. Several related chairs with similar arm supports have surfaced; of these, two of closely related form have been sold by Sotheby's N.Y.C. in the last twenty years.

Current research attributes these lolling chairs to Robert Harrold of Portsmouth, NH (active 1765-1792); see Portsmouth Furniture Masterworks from the New Hampshire Sea Coast; ed. Brock Jobe; SPNEA; 1993; pages 325-327 for discussion of related chairs; and plate 14, page 414. This example is in superlative condition. Overall height 45 in., Overall width 24 in., Overall depth 23 in., Seat height 15 in.

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