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Late 20th century, oak, to include a near pair with bentwood crest rail, seven spindle back with a saddle seat, turned legs and stretcher base with a distressed finish; along with a brace back armchair with eight spindles, saddle seat, turned legs, on stretcher, two signed.
Largest 40.5 x 26 x 20 in.; Seat height 19.5 in. From the Personal Collection of Bob Timberlake, Lexington, North Carolina
Bob Timberlake, a native of North Carolina, is one of the most revered artists living in the state. He has been called “the Andrew Wyeth of the South” because of his devotion to realism and a mentorship with Wyeth during his early days of painting. Timberlake’s ability to capture the essence of a rural North Carolina landscape, or the subtleties of a still life with wildflowers, resonates with viewers and has helped him establish a large and loyal following.
Timberlake attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a self-taught artist, and he had his first exhibition at the Hammer Galleries, New York in 1973. President Jimmy Carter named Timberlake the official artist for the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign in 1978. He has since received many additional accolades for his contributions to the arts.
Timberlake is also a successful furniture maker. In 1990, he launched his collection, The World of Bob Timberlake
, a collaboration with Lexington Furniture. Timberlake had designed and built his first dresser at the age of 15, and this lifelong passion for craftsmanship has made The World of Bob Timberlake
into the highest selling furniture collection in the industry.
Good condition; brace back with hairline cracks to knuckle; some minor surface wear.