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Beautiful Hitchcock "Elysian Fields" Hand-Painted Baseball Scene Chair

Lot Number 524

Quantity: Bid Starts: 02/26/2021 12:00:00 
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By the 19th Century, real estate in Manhattan was at a premium and busted windows made for poor neighbors. So in 1845 the Knickerbocker Club of New York City hopped across the Hudson, to play their baseball games at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ. These hallowed grounds were immortalized by celebrated print maker Currier and Ives, who captured a now famous game played there in 1865. Quality chairmaker Lambert Hitchcock set up his Connecticut-based shop in 1818 and his line of fine furniture endured for two centuries. These events set the table for the offered Hitchcock chair, which features a hand-painted scene on the upright section, that recreates the Currier and Ives "National Game of Baseball at Elysian Fields" lithograph. Sized at 35x22x17, this tastefully appointed chair makes a regal presentation, in excellent condition overall with just minor touches of wear. The top rail is decorated with an ornately styled MLB logo and the cross rail hosts the Elysian Fields baseball game scene. The artwork for this piece is credited on the back rail to Rick White, along with the caption "Elysian Fields in the 1860s". 

 



 
 
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