Pottier & Stymus Egyptian Revival Two-Piece Parlor Set
Fotaine’s has this two-piece Pottier & Stymus Egyptian Revival parlor set coming up for sale on October 18th. Of the P&S ER sets that were ever made, this is a more conservatively styled design without too much over-the-top Egyptian elements to either delight or shock visitors to your home.
As I mentioned in November of last year, I had always wanted an Egyptian Revival set and I recently had my opportunity in the form of a more elaborately designed 3-piece set by Pottier & Stymus. The restoration is still pending…
The mounts on the set above are very similar to a set of P&S-signed mounts that I purchased along with my set, but which are extras. These additional mounts were from another set from the same home from where my set originated but did not survive the furniture grim reaper. I’m offering the extra (signed) mounts for sale in case someone collects them or would look to find a chair or sofa to restore.
Closeup of the mounts from the set at Fontaine’s:
A similar chair can be seen on page 56 of the book, Styles of American Furniture 1860-1960 in black-and-white so I cannot properly compare the mounts. If Vegas had a line on whether “P.S.” is stamped on the back of those mounts, I’d be putting my money down. I’m sure an email to Fontaine’s to have them remove them to check, would succeed.
I hope this set surpasses the $800-$1,200 estimate that Fontaine’s put on this sale. More at the listing.
Thanks to Scott for the heads up on this set.