Pair of 18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs Brings
$33,210 in Neue Auctions' Online Auction Held April 10th
The online-only sale, held April 10th, offered fine merchandise from the homes of
celebrated interior designers and personal collections of traditional furnishings and
Beachwood, OH, USA, April 22, 2021 -- A gorgeous pair of Chippendale mahogany side
chairs, crafted in Philadelphia in the 1700s, sold for $33,210 in an online-only Fine Estates
Collection auction held April 10th by Neue Auctions, based in Beachwood, an upscale suburb
located outside Cleveland. The sale featured 432 lots of fine merchandise from the homes of
celebrated interior designers.
“It was an awesome sale from start to finish,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “We
offered personal collections of traditional furnishings and European antiques, and bidders took
note. Sixty percent of participating bidders were first timers with us, and 90 percent of the items
sold. A few lots did extremely well and it seems like furniture is finally making a comeback.”
The Chippendale side chairs were the top lot of the auction. They were centered by a carved
foliate form, over a scrolled and pierced backsplat, with reeded side rails, an upholstered slip
seat, cabriole legs carved at the knees with foliate forms and claw and ball feet.
Following are additional highlights from the auction. Online bidding was facilitated by the popular
platforms Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Telephone and absentee bids
were also accepted. All prices quoted here include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.
Two gorgeous oval paintings, both nicely framed, were expected to attract keen bidder interest
and they did not disappoint. One was an 18th century French School oil on canvas portrait of a
gentleman, with a canvas size of 28 ½ inches by 23 inches ($4,305). The other was a 19th
century Hudson River School oil painting of a mountainous river landscape with a river, fishermen
and a sailboat, in very goo