Two (2) Federal side chairs. 1st item: American Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany shield back side chair, mortise-and-tenon construction, topped with arched rail with convex molding, three vase and oval shaped splat supports inlaid with satinwood patera and inlaid patera at base of splats, straight sided yellow silk upholstered seat with curved front; straight front legs tapered and molded; square and flared back legs. 37 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W x 21" D overall (18 1/2" D cushion). Probably New England, circa 1800. 2nd item: Southern Sheraton mahogany square back side chair, likely Virginia, mortise-and-tenon construction, horizontal molded crest rail with four set-in molded splat supports set into lower rail, upholstered seat in yellow silk fabric, straight skirt, molded tapered straight front legs, mid stretcher and tapered back legs. 35 1/2" H x 18 1/4" W seat x 18 1/2" D overall (16 3/4" D cushion). Circa 1800. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Both items descended in the family of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on the side of her mother, Pamela Augusta Gilman (1802-1880). Annette was married to Charles Harrod Boyd and had four children, including Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr.). Lewis M. Coleman, Jr. was the son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis M. Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall, granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835), fourth Chief Justice of the United States, a friend, attorney and biographer of George Washington. CDV shows 1st item: American Hepplewhite inlaid mohagony shield back side chair in a room in the home of John Marshall. Note: The inlaid side chair is shown in an albumen silver print that has descended through the Coleman family. The identity of the house interior is unknown at this time but speaks to this piece of having a long history within the family. CONDITION: 1st: Older finish. Scattered wear but overall good condition. 2nd: Minor veneer replacement on edge at base of splat. Front legs reinforced with metal brackets. Older finish. Scattered wear.
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