1st item: 18th century Queen Anne period side chair, curved top rail over a vasiform splat with scrolled volutes at crest and center, fitted into a serpentine shoe mold at seat rail; shaped seat with later red velvet upholstery; cabriole legs with shell carved front knees embellished with carved volutes, over carved claw and ball front feet; rear legs slightly flared and ending in pad feet. 39" H x 21" W x 22" D. English or Continental, circa 1740. 2nd and 3rd items: Pair of Sheraton style armchairs, each with flat reeded crestrail over three acanthus carved and reeded columns (flat in back), flanked by square and turned column form posts having knob shaped finials and joined to curved, reeded arm rests. Curved hand rests with bulbous turned, reeded supports. Bowfront seats with reeded front seat rails, flanked by rosette-carved blocks, joined to four turned and tapered, reeded and acanthus carved legs ending in short ball and spike feet. Old flocked gold upholstered seats with brass tacks. 32 3/4" H x 22" W x 17" D (overall). Circa 1900. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: 1st item: Repairs to both sides of crest rail with subsequent breakage at one side. 1 interior seat/corner block replaced. Some pest damage visible to interior seat rails. Repairs to all corner returns at rear legs and possible replacement to facade of at least one return. 1" patch repair to seat rail at one side. 2nd and 3rd items: 1 chair with repair at arm/crest rail and repairs to side seat rail. Both with shrinkage at side seat rails, minor wear. Wear and light grime to upholstery.
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