- Low Estimate: $1,400.00
- High Estimate: $1,800.00
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Kentucky Windsor settee or bench, attributed to William Challen, Lexington. Plain crest over a tripartite back, each section fitted with four spindles having oval ornaments and one central Federal urn ornament spindle, downward-sweeping scrolled arms supported by one turned spindle, above a curved woven rush seat raised on eight turned legs, joined by shaped and turned stretchers, the front stretchers with a central diamond-shaped design. Mixed woods. 35 1/2″ H x 70 1/2″ W x 17 1/4″ D. Circa 1810-1830. Note: A side chair attributed to Challen in the MESDA object database (Acc. 5691.2) has the identical turned feet and stretchers with a central diamond flanked by double-ring turnings. https://mesda.org/item/collections/side-chair/20893/. Challen was a British immigrant who worked in London, relocated to New York City by 1796, and was in Lexington, Kentucky by 1809.
PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney, by descent from the historic homes of Clarkland Farm at Bryan’s Station and Cherrycote, Lexington, Kentucky.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition with an older efinished surface, expected use wear commensurate with age. Some losses to varnished rush seat, primarily to front corners.