Pair Queen Anne-Chippendale transitional mahogany side chairs, attributed to Massachusetts, each with cupid's bow crest rail and curved, fluted ears over a pierced vasiform carved splat with stepped base, slip seat with blue velvet upholstery, front cabriole legs ending in pad feet, joined by H-turned stretcher. 38" H x 22" W x 18-1/2" W overall (15-3/8" D seat). Salem or Boston area, 18th century. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Chair 1: Repair to upper left stile and abrasions to lower front of same stile. Repair to right ear and upper right stile and abrasions to lower front of same stile. Repair to inside corner back left leg. Chair 2: 3-3/4" L split to back crest rail.1-3/4" L x 1/2" W split to base one stile. Repair to side left knee and skirt. Scattered surface abrasions.
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