Windsor Armchair, Tall and Generous Proportions
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Circa 1790 to 1810
Hickory, poplar, and maple
A sleek stylized chair featuring bold bamboo turnings, an extremely tall and flat crest rail, and a simple segmented rolled knuckle handhold of pegged joinery assign this chair to its own idiom. Some loss of height to rear feet, old refinish.
(H: 45"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 26"; D: 16")
Chair, Side Chair, Tracy Bow Back Windsor in Old Surface
Branded E. Tracy (Ebenezer 1744 to 1803)
Circa 1790 to 1800
The double-incised bowed crest rail is above eight swelled-spindles, joined to a saddle seat, raised on splayed baluster and ring turned legs joined by an H-form stretcher. The chairs 19th century dark paint is over original Windsor green paint. A pair of angled brackets was discretely added to each lower post (Attached to seat as depicted, early in working life) compensating for any looseness caused by shrinkage-insuring structural integrity; the chair is sound and invites everyday use. Ebenezer Tracy (1744-1803) and his son, Ebenezer Jr. (1780-1822)
(H: 38"; seat H: 16.25"; W: 16"; D: 17")
Windsor Armchair, Bow Back, Applied Arms on S Shaped Supports
Influenced by Philadelphia traditions, this example with down sloped arms featuring sharp terminus on "S" scrolled supports; the bow is pierced by tapering and swelling posts; generously proportioned shield shaped shape seat with pronounced pommel; seat I pierced by robust turned legs on tapering feet joined by turned stretchers. Old black paint over original surface history; very minor imperfections. (Dimensions: 38.75" H, 17.5" seat H, 20.5" W, 17.5" D.)
William and Mary Banister Back Side Chair, EX Roger Bacon
Circa 1725 - SOLD
Shaped crest over four banisters and carved lower rails joined by blocked, turned and raked posts with finials; rush seat raised on block and turned front legs resting on double ball feet legs and joined by turned stretcher. Old paint, imperfections. Please ask for David.
(H: 46.25"; seat H: 19.5"; W: 18.75"; D: 14.5")
413-24 - SOLD
Chairs, Shield Back, Federal Style, One of a Set of Eight, Post Centennial
Bench Made, Hand Carved, Great Surface, Functional, Affordable
Stylistically 1790 to 1800, yet, this matched bench made set was made by the Century Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan; they were bankrupt during the early 20th century.
The molded and carved splats taper to the inlaid lunette base of the similarly molded shield that is flanked by molded curving supports which continue to the comfortable over-rail upholstered seats raised on square molded and tapering legs; the rear, incurvate; legs are joined by recessed stretcher.
Dimensions: 37.25" overall H, 19.5" seat H, 21.5" W, 18" D.
Chair, Ladder Back, Armchair, Four Arched Slats
(Dimensions: 42.25" H, 18" seat H, 20.75" W, 19.5" D.)
Chair, Side Chair, Turned, Old Black Paint
New York, Hudson River Valley
The curvaceous yoke crest above shield shaped splat centered by baluster turned and tapered posts above corner-blocked trapezoidal splint seat raised on turned legs with pad feet joined by stretchers, the front being robustly turned. (Dimensions: 39.75" overall H, 17.5" seat H, 20.25" W, 15.25" D)
Sheraton Fancy Paint Decorated Side Chairs
Circa 1805 to 1820
Birch and maple
One chair has been in-painted, the other remains original.
The Birch House, Washington, D.C. owns an identical pair.
See American Painted Furniture by Dean Fales; page 146, plate 238.
(H: 34.25"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 18.5"; D: 16")
Windsor, Sack Back Armchair, Old Black Paint
Circa 1780 to 1790
The tapering bow with low-sloping arch above arm rail with shaped handholds pierced by seven spindles; the arm is supported by turned posts; the shaped seat features a narrow chamfer conforming to bottom edge and is grooved at inside and outside edges of spindle platform. The chair is raised on uniquely turned legs with abruptly tapered foot (toes) joined by robust swelled stretchers. See American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, page 255, figure 2-26 for identical example. The left proper arm-rail has been pinned where bow pierces the arm to repair shrinkage fractures; the arm is stable and useable. Crusty old black paint, probably 19th century.
Dimensions: 35" H, 16.5" seat H, 26.25" W, 15.25" D.
Banister Back Armchair, Pierced and Carved Crest
Connecticut, Avon/Wethersfield Area
A sophisticated example of generous proportion that has lost height; layers of paint have been removed exposing an old natural surface with all else fine.
See Connecticut Furniture Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Wadsworth Athenaeum, John Kirk, 1967; page 121.
Dimensions: 49" H, 16" seat H, 24.75" W, 17.5" D.
Ladder Back Armchair, Old Surface
The four arched slats centered by turned rear posts with tall exuberant finials; unusual turned arms with turned handholds rest on baluster-turned front posts.
The front posts and rear legs joined by trapezoidal seat and double box stretcher; front stretchers are turned. Very good condition, decent color; some height loss. (8.25" H, 15.5" seat H, 24.5" W, 18.5" D.)
Armchair, Banister Back
Dimensions: 46.25" H, 16.5" seat H, 27" W, 19.75" D.
Chair, Windsor, Bamboo Windsor, Black Paint
Signed Sylvester Higgins
E. Haddam, Connecticut
Dimensions: H: 32.5"; seat H: 15.25"; W: 14.5"; D: 14".
Armchair, Banister Back, Shaped Crest, Serpentine Arms
Probably Connecticut or Rhode Island
The wonderfully shaped tall crest and finals above four robust banisters centered by turned rear posts; ambitiously turned front posts supporting curvaceous arms with exaggerated scrolled handholds; trapezoidal seat; double box stretchers, the lower front boldly turned. Legs appear to have been pieced (ended) below lower stretchers during the chairs early life or perhaps casters were removed.
(Dimensions: 46.25" H; 17" seat H; 22.75" W; 18.5" D.)
Side Chairs, Set of Four, Curly Maple, Carved
The rear posts, backswept and scrolled, centering the curved and slightly arched top rail above pierced and carved lower splat; the caned seats raised on saber legs. Very minor imperfections. (Height: 32 inches; seat height: 17.25 inches; width: 17 inches; depth: 16.5 inches)
Fan-Back Windsor Side Chairs
Probably Boston Area
Old Green paint - SOLD
The crest rail with projecting ears on bamboo turned stiles centering seven tapered spindles; beautiful shield-shaped seat raised on similarly turned legs joined by "H" stretcher. The paint is very early, as depicted there are surface losses. One post mended at comb, tight shrinkage fissure on back of one comb.
(Height: 35 inches; seat height: 17.5 inches; width: 15.75 inches; depth: 16 inches-inches.)
714-1 - SOLD
William and Mary
Double arched crest...
Probably Eastern Massachusetts
Circa 1725-1780 - SOLD
The tapered wedge-shaped arched-crest above turned rear posts centering four banisters; (bold banister turnings conform to post turnings) above rush seat on block and turned front legs joined by turned stretchers...the front stretcher being very robust. Original paint history; early Victorian black with dry flat patina...having yellow trim over sage-green over red. Fine condition. A closely related example is published in The Furniture Of Historic Deerfield by Dean Fales, Page 30, plate 38. (Height: 43.75 inches; seat height: 17 inches; width: 21 inches; depth: 14.5 inches.)
274-44 - SOLD
Bow-Back Windsor Side Chair
Brass capped feet...old paint
Circa 1810 - SOLD
The molded hoop-shaped bow is pierced by 9-double incised tapered bamboo turned rods. The saddle-shaped shaped seat is crisply undercut and is pierced by and raised on raked and well defined baluster and reel turned legs ending in brass ferrule feet; legs are jointed by turned stretchers. (Similar brass feet are frequently found on early New York Sheraton pieces.) The chair remains in a very early black and red faux grain paint. (Seat height: 18-inches; seat width: 16.75-inches; height at back: approximately 37.5-inches.)
201-206 - SOLD
Queen Anne Fiddle-Back Side Chair
With Spanish Feet
Measures 41.75-inches in overall height (17.25-inches in seat height), 19-inches in width and 14-inches in depth.
Turned Slat-Back Arm-Chair
Maple and ash...great red surface - SOLD
The three arched slats beneath turned top rail join turned stiles with tall finials; turned arms on mushroom-capped turned front posts continuing to turnip feet; the legs joined by the trapezoidal woven split seat and turned double box-stretchers. Wonderful old red paint over green. (Height: 42.5 inches; seat height: 16.25 inches; width: 24 inches; depth: 17 inches.)
201-269 - SOLD
Double-Bow Square-Back Windsor Side Chairs
Matched Set Of Six
New England, possibly Maine
Circa 1810-1820 - SOLD
The bamboo-work posts taper sharply from top to bottom and center six tapered rods; shaped and incised plank seats raised on robust turned legs joined by "H" stretcher. Nice old color and in good functional condition. (Height: 35 inches; seat height: 16.5 inches; width: 14 inches; depth: 14.75 inches.)
424-26 - SOLD
Braced Bow-Back Side Chairs
Newport, Rhode Island
Circa 1785-1800 - SOLD
The pipe-stem spindles are received double incised bow as are two spindles forming the brace back. The shaped seats with incised gutter are raised on well defined turned legs with characteristically pronounced taper below the stretchers. The legs are joined by robust stretchers that are bold in their swelling and tapering. The old flat-black paint is dry with evidence of good age. (Height: 38.75 inches; seat height: 17-inches.)
594-11 - SOLD
Continuous-Arm Brace-Back Windsor Chair
Having a double incised bow with thirteen tapered spindles; two additional tapered spindles form the brace...boldly turned stiles support the shaped handholds. The shaped saddle seat is typical of New York State-crisp shape, sharply undercut and an incised gutter. The robust baluster, spool and ring turned legs are perfectly splayed and are joined by bold stretchers. This chair is in nice old black paint. (Height: 37.5 inches; Seat Height: 17.25 inches; Width: 16.75 inches; Depth: 17.5 inches.)
Pair Of Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs
New England, probably Massachusetts
Circa 1780-1800 - SOLD
As depicted, a matched pair having generous proportions. Some restorations...late red painted surface; lovely and functional.
(Height: 38.75 inches; seat height: 17 inches; width: 22 inches; depth: 14 inches.)
549-16 - SOLD
Sack-Back Windsor Armchair
Circa 1800 - SOLD
In old brown resin stain...constructed of mixed words, the rounded crest rail with seven spindles above the medial rail with flat shaped handgrips above turned supports above shaped plank seat, raised on similarly turned raked legs joined by similarly turned stretchers. (Seat height: 18.5-inches; height at back: 40-inches.)
270-26 - SOLD
19th Century - SOLD
The top rail centering six flattened splats, each embellished on top and bottom with a small, turned ball...beneath which is a bottom rail with scallop carving and six similarly designed flattened spindles. The posts with thumb-shaped finials and compressed ring turnings, receive the arms that conform stylistically to the back. The shaped seat raised on turned legs, joined by box stretcher. This chair wants to be Southern, however, it may be that is hails from the Midwest; regardless, a whimsical inspiration that is perhaps singular.
Dimensions: 35.25-inches high, 17.5-inch seat height, 19.5-inches wide, 17.5-inches deep.
402-6 - SOLD
Sack-Back Windsor Armchair
Boston - SOLD
A good chair displaying overall successful form, proportions, and balance.
The chair features nicely carved out-swept knuckled and scrolled handholds, robust turnings, and a well shaped seat of generous proportion. The chair has lost some height...and was de-rockerized; other very minor imperfections. (Dimensions: 35.25-inch overall height, 15.5-inch seat height, 24-inches wide, 15.25-inches deep.)
410-53 - SOLD
Armchairs, Pair, Windsors, Continuous Bow
Classic Rhode Island Harmony
Having a gracefully curved double incised bow pierced by thirteen swelled and tapered spindles; the rails ending in scrolled arm terminals supported on robust turned arm-posts typical of Rhode Island turning. The carved seats are rounded at back, have a chamfered bottom rear edge; incised gutter centering spindles where let into seat and a front edge that is sharply undercut; the top is smartly tapered at front outside edges with pronounced pontil. The seats are raised on perfectly splayed vigorously turned, swelled and tapered legs joined by "H" stretcher system; the swelled section centered by turned rings with collars.
The baluster turnings with long necks and down-weighted bodies were favored by Rhode Island makers. These attractive and functional chairs are in a very old refinish and remain in fine original condition. (Height: 36 inches; seat height: 17.25 inches; width: 19.75 inches; depth: 17 inches.)
Queen Anne Side Chair
The vasiform splat with scrolled profile beneath curvaceous top-rail with backswept ears centering tall stiles above the trapezoidal seat with corner-blocks...raised on turned front legs ending in turned pad feet; rear legs are backswept. The legs are joined by turned stretchers. The chair in an old varnish surface. (Height: 41 inches; seat height: 17.25 inches; width: 18 inches; depth: 14.5 inches.)