The chairs originally had two companion pairs and a matching settee, which were sold separately in the Rovensky sale in 1957.  The entire suite was upholstered in the same fine early English needlework.  The needlework is probably original to the suite, but was produced some twenty five years earlier.
Note: The claw feet have been restored.

Literature: Arthur S. Vernay, Decorations and English Interiors, 1927, pl. 37; one of the chairs and another from the set.
Parke-Bernet, ‘Notable English and French Furniture of the XVIII Century belonging to the estate of the late Mae C. Rovensky’, sale catalogue, January 1967, pp. 298-9, lot 987.
Sotheby’s, New York, 12 October 1995, lot 296.


  • Provenance

    Arthur Vernay Ltd., New York, USA, 1927.
    Mrs. Morton F. Plant, New York, USA.
    Collection of Mae C. Rovensky, New York, USA, until 1957.
    Private Collection, Washington, DC, USA, until 1995.
    Private Collection, New York, USA.


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