Outstanding Pennsylvania tiger maple ladderback armchair, ca. 1750, attributed to the Fussell-Savery School , the 6 arched slats over scrolled arms terminating in volute carved handholds with baluster turned supports, above a rush seat with applied scalloped skirts supported by chamfered cabriole front legs terminating in crooked feet joined by bold ball and ring turned front stretcher. For a similar example, see Arts of the Pennsylvania Germans by Swank, fig. 51 and Horner "Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture", Plate 464 and Horner "Philadelphia Museum Bulletin", February 1928, pg. 14. Provenance: Collection of Arthur Sussel, Parke Bernet Galleries, January 1959, lot 693.
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