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[Haskell Collection]
The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell.

New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 26th, 1944 through February 16th, 1945 (six sessions).

One of the largest and most distinguished collections of American furniture and decorative accessories ever assembled by one person. Mrs. Haskell spent 60 years putting it together, and it took six sales to disperse it. The American furniture falls into what Leslie Hyam, in his introduction to the catalogs, terms the "decisive hundred years"- 1730-1830. It includes the largest and most complete collection of Philadelphia seating furniture ever assembled privately, and examples of the best pieces of many other types, largely of Pennsylvania and New Jersey origin. The "country" furniture included a magnificent selection of Pennsylvania and New England windsors. There were also 50 cabinetmakers' models. And much, much, much more.

Softcover. 6 volumes. 7.5"x10.5", 1,413 pages, 5,875 lots, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, spines faded.

Inventory #: 33227
Price: $ 450.00      



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