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THE CASE OF MAJOR FANSHAWE'S CHAIRS
Edition: First Edition
New York: Universe Books, 1978. Yellow cloth. 160 pp, indexed, illustrations in text. Private bookplate on front pastedown (hidden by jacket flap), else fine. Price-clipped mustard jacket is faded to pale freen on spine and margins of panels, one inch creased tear to front panel, VG otherwise. Story of five supposed Chippendale chairs sold by Sotheby's, London, 1974, for a then record $207,500, but subsequently withdrawn and shipped to Sotheby's Parke Bernet in New York when it was discovered that they were actually American in origin. They were then attributed to Philadelphia furniture maker Benjamin Randolph. The author, a Connecticut antiques dealer, gives evidence for them being the work of C. Hanlon.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 29289More details Price: USD $15.00