Auction ended on September 12th, 2010 UTC
663: American Aesthetic Movement Parlor Group
Fine American Aesthetic Movement Mixed Wood and Metal-Inlaid Parlor Group, New York, ca. 1880, comprised of a sofa, h. 36-1/4", w. 78-1/2", d. 29", and an armchair, h. 39", the sofa with an incised top rail joined to stiles with banded brass and light wood inlay on a dark ground, framed with inlaid brass stringing, the arms supports with like inlay, raised on reeded legs, the armchair with a gently arched crest rail centered by a wood and brass inlay depicting a vase and twining foliage, the apron corner blocks with metal and wood inlaid vines, the seat apron and returns with inlaid banding, both pieces upholstered after the period fashion in gold and terracotta brocade, the seats button tufted, the arms trimmed with tassels and fringe.
In overall very good to excellent condition. The pieces exhibit very minor mars, wear and indications of age and use. The upholstery is free of wear and stains, and in excellent overall condition. The fabric cover to one button from the tufted armchair seat is missing. The casters are brass on the sofa, and India Comb Rubber on the armchair. Either or both sets may be replaced. There are no apparent losses to the inlay. There is a sliver of filler at the lower corner of one armchair leg. One sofa leg exhibits indications of a quality professional repair to a break.
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