Live Auction, 21 October 2013

Sold for

ZAR 39 788
Lot 7
  • A Cape stinkwood and yellowwood Chippendale style corner chair, late 18th century
  • A Cape stinkwood and yellowwood Chippendale style corner chair, late 18th century
  • A Cape stinkwood and yellowwood Chippendale style corner chair, late 18th century


Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 39 788

About this Item

A Cape stinkwood and yellowwood Chippendale style corner chair, late 18th century


with double-pierced back support and down-curved scroll arms, solid seat on square-section chamfered legs joined by a moulded X-shaped stretcher

Notes

c.f. Viljoen, Deon and Rabe, Piér. (2001) Cape Furniture and Metalware, Cape Town.  A four-chair-back settee carved in the Chippendale manner similar to this corner chair is illustrated and discussed on pages 32 - 35.  The similarity is found in the down-curved scroll arms, solid seat and chamfered legs.

Exhibited


Literature

Rabe, Jo-Marie and Piér. (2003) Cape Furniture Styles, 1652-1900, Stellenbosch: Jo-Marie and Piér Rabe.  Illustrated in colour on page 28, number 18

Miller, Judith. (2005) Furniture World Styles from Classical to Contemporary, London: Dorling Kindersley Limited. Illustrated in colour on page 184


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