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Auction Name: 2021 September 30 Design Signature® Auction
Lot Number: 67042
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/8051-67042
Charles Sumner Greene (American, 1868-1957) and Henry Mather Greene (American, 1870-1954)Pair of Armchairs for the Cordelia Culbertson House, Pasadena, California
, circa 1910, executed by the Peter Hall Workshop
Inlaid mahogany, upholstery
36-1/4 x 25-1/2 inches (92.1 x 64.8 cm) (each)
Incised Sumner Greene His True Mark
to reverse of front left legsProperty from the Cordelia Culbertson House, Pasadena, California
Cordelia, Kate & Margaret Culbertson, Cordelia Culbertson House, Pasadena, California;
Mrs. Dudley P. Allen, Cordelia Culbertson House, Pasadena, California;
Private Collection, San Diego, California;
Private Collection, California, purchased from the above.
Originally made as rocking chairs but converted into armchairs with sled-like runners by Henry Mather Green in 1923 at the request of Mrs. Dudley P. Allen, the second owner of the Cordelia Culbertson House. Each chair in overall good condition, with all inlay present and intact. Small reflections of age and moderate use present, such as scratches of varying depths, rubbing to finish of wood components, and scattered discolorations to replaced upholstery. Each chair structurally sound.
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