Fine Set of Six Ebonized and Gilt Painted Classical
Side Chairs with Saber Legs, Baltimore, c.1830, deaccessioned
from the Baltimore Museum of Art
rare to find a single chair of this form in good condition
and finding six in better than good, but even fine condition,
is indeed a treasure. The seats are caned, for which
we've had appropriate upholsters cushions fabricated.
The ebonized paint is original, as is the gilding. The
crests of these chairs are fully formed and the splat
is in a Lyre form. The legs are additionally embellished
with acanthus painting as well as the seat front and
We are very proud to
offer these chairs, as Baltimore painted furniture at
the time was the best produced in America, and this
set is indeed a rare survivor.
These chairs, which
were sold by the Baltimore Museum of Art, were originally
part of a set of tweleve including 10 side chairs and
2 armchairs. We have letters from the museum's former
Curator and a current Registrar confirming this provenance.
The armchair is pictured and the entire set is described
in Baltimore Painted Furniture 1800-1840. (Click
here to see the listing.)