English Armchair, ca. 1780

Value (2012) | $300 Auction$600 Auction

I brought you an American, I think, Chippendale chair that my mother gave me.

Okay, and any idea of what she paid for the chair?

I think it was around $3,000.

$3,000, okay. Well, when we take a look at the chair, it's kind of quirky. It's got these scooped-out arms, and probably the most elaborate arm supports with these scrolled volutes that we see.

Oh, yeah, I see.

You just don't see these type of scrolled volutes in American chairs.


And then we take a closer look and look at this worm damage. I hope I don't ruin your day if I tell you...

It's okay.

This is going to be an English chair, not an American chair.

Ah, that's okay.

We just don't see that type of worm in American chairs. As an English chair, made between about 1770 and 1790, you're probably looking in the $300 to $500 or $400 to $600 range at auction.

You're kidding. Wow.

It's the difference between an American chair and an English. It's about a tenth of the value.


Appraisal Details

Nye and Company
Bloomfield, NJ
Appraised value (2012)
$300 Auction$600 Auction
Atlanta, GA (August 06, 2011)
Cloth , Wood

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