Daily Covet - Early 19th Century Philadelphia Classical Side Chairs

Holly Goes Picking

By: Holly Echols • Apr 23, 2010 • 1 Comments

Kudos to Paul Kleinwald on this spectacular pair of Early 19th Century American Historically Important Philadelphia Classical Side Chairs!  "This is an extraordinary pair of historically important chairs in the highest fashion Philadelphia produced in the 1830's period. A pair from the same set is in the Athenaeum of Philadelphia made for Joseph Hopkinson. Hopkinson was the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, author of "Hail Columbia" (our first national anthem), the best friend and legal council of Joseph Bonaparte in America, elected to Congress in 1814 and President of the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. The form of these chairs is based on designs by Thomas King in his 1829 book "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified".  Market Value:  $70,ooo

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