Chest of Drawers, Childs, Dolls, Old red Paint
Early 19th Century
The applied crown molding above side-by-side short drawers above two long drawers all set within beaded openings; the case raised on strait bracket feet joined by scalloped apron. Surface competently cleaned of over-paint exposing old red. (H: 14.5"; W: 14.5"; D: 9.75")
Child's Settee, Paint Decorated bench
Circa 1830 to 1840 - SOLD
Hand and stenciled decoration ornament this example which remains in very good condition. Looks like gramps daubed a tad of brown paint on areas with paint loss; doesn't distract and is minor. (9" by 23.25" by 9.5")
428-7 - SOLD
Child's Chairs, Bergen County, New Jersey
A matched pair
This rarely encountered matched pair features classic Bergen County finals above three shaped slats; trapezoidal seats in old natural rush raised on plain-turned legs ending in ball feet that are joined by stretchers. (Height: 30.5-inches; seat height: 12.5-inches.)
Early 19th Century
Sometimes referred to as Necessary Chair or Potty Chair
Original red paint - SOLD
With unusual lollipop finial above the slightly domed and back-swept backboard; the winged sides are outwardly flared. The seat is fitted with a removable seat board above the analogous seat board which is fitted for the chamber pot.
Dimensions: 28-inch overall height, 7.5-inch seat height, 11.75-inches wide, 10.5-inches deep.
912-80 - SOLD
Child's Armchair, Bergen County, New Jersey
Maple and ash, dry surface
A scarcely encountered little armchair featuring classic Bergen County finials atop the rear posts centering three slightly arched slats above the trapezoidal seat. The front and rear posts are joined by stretchers, and are without ornamentation save for the ball-feet and handholds on front posts. (Height: 25.75-inches; Seat height: 7.75-inches; height at handholds: 14.75-inches.)
Early Child's Ladder-Back Chair
Original Green Paint
Early 19th Century
Maple and ash - SOLD
The stylish turned finals above posts centering slats above a very old rush seat raised on tapered legs joined by box-stretcher. Fantastic apple green paint; pegged construction. (Height: 18 inches; seat height: 6.5 inches; width: 10.5 inches; depth: 8.5 inches.)
637-2 - SOLD
Doll Or Child's Chest
First half-19th century...
Side-by-side glove drawers surmounted by scrolled backboard above a projecting case of three long drawers raised on carved octagonal feet; feet swell and taper and are analogous extensions of the stiles. The drawers are dovetailed with drawer fronts being painted and having turned wooden knobs; case in a red resin stain. Secondary wood on lower drawer restored, otherwise all else fine and original. (Height: 23.5 inches; width: 21.75 inches; depth: 12.5 inches.)
Early New England Child's Armchair
Mid 18th Century, maple and ash
Original surface history, finials and handholds. Notice the flattened front posts and loss of height cased by generations of children using it as a "walker" as they learned to walk! The chair measures 25-inches in overall height (7.5-inches in height to the seat), 14-inches in width and 11-inches in depth.
Desk, Child's, Slant Front, Country
This Queen Anne desk centered on bold classic profile applied bracket feet is made entirely of white pine...painted on the interior of backboard is March 12-1758. The slant lid with mitered battens that are lapped and pegged rest on loppers...lid opens to a fitted interior having pigeon holes with outstanding valances and shaped dividers over four equal drawers with original brass pulls; sliding surface door set in writing surface opens to a full width and depth storage compartment. Beneath the writing surface are two graduated long drawers with thumb-molded edges and original brasses. The patina is outstanding as is color; traces of red pigment suggest that the maker memorialized the date with the same pigment. (Width: 29-inches; depth: 16-inches; height: 38-inches with a writing surface height of 28.25-inches.)
Child's Mushroom Armchair
Early 18th Century
Massachusetts - SOLD
Tall finials over arched splats...down sloping arms; turned seat rails and stretchers join the robust posts. A wonderful early armchair displaying typical wear to front posts and handholds. The pine seat was added long ago during the chairs period of use; loss of height. Ancient black paint over green paint; dry surface. (Height: 21.5 inches; seat height: 6.25 inches; width: 15.5 inches; depth: 11.5 inches.)
424-42 - SOLD
Pair of Thumb-back Youth Windsor Chairs
Dimensions: 28.5-inch height, 13.75-inch seat height, 14.5-inch depth and width.
An outstanding example of the chair maker and decorators craft
These low chairs are recorded in early inventories and sales records as "half chairs" and sometimes "miss chairs" and are thought to have been used by young girls as sewing chairs.
This superior example with robustly turned four-part bamboo turned thumb-back stiles mortised into the rectangular tablet above three tapered and incised spindles above the nicely shaped and incised plank seat retains its exciting fancy decoration. The seat is raised on tapered and incised legs joined by box stretcher. The hand-painted decoration against a field of brown paint is bold and dramatic; top rail with leafy decoration centering a yellow tulip...stiles and legs embellished with yellow bellflower flourishes while the seat is sponged in black against a blue ground with the conforming incised gutter being trimmed in yellow. This chair remains in fine original condition. (Height: 33.5 inches; seat height: 17.5 inches; width: 15.5 inches; depth: 15 inches.)
Child's Paint Decorated Chest of Drawers
Dimensions: 25-inches high, 23.25-inches wide, 12-inches deep.
Maple and ash
As depicted, the rear posts retaining original finals and centering a pair of arched splats; turned armrests are received by front posts. The posts joined by turned box stretchers; white pine make-do seat probably replaced splint seat during this chairs early "in-use" period. The wonderful surface appears to be original; some height loss with all else fine. (Height: 36 inches; seat height: 21.25 inches; width: 16 inches; depth: 11.25 inches.)
Child's Bow-Back Windsor Highchair
The double incised bow with full rounded arch receives seven tapered spindles and the sawed rectangular-scrolled incised arms that are supported by the three section bamboo turned posts. The shaped saddle seat is raised on tall bamboo turned legs with tapered feet and is joined by turned H-plan stretcher. The surface is possibly original; green paint now highly oxidized and nearly black. Typical of these highchairs, this chair may have experienced a tumble early in is functional period. The chair was mended for continued use by subsequent generations. When one examines the chair at arms length, the "in-use" mends are not immediately evident.
The very tight kerfed and pinned splice in the bow, just above the proper left arm appears to be ancient; the entire bow shares a consistent dark surface and rich patina. The proper left arm terminus at bow has a slightly different shape and is a tad lower than the other arm. There is a small lamination at edge of seat that is pinned; note the shrinkage as evidenced by protruding pins; note consistency of color. It is possible that the bow was mended by retrofitting beneath the arm; pinning, shaping and scratch molding it. It is also possible that the bow was made that way; in two pieces. We are comfortable that the chair was mended while in use and that the narrow seat spice may be original...nonetheless, the chair remains a terrific object of integrity, character and personality.
Height: 35 inches; Seat Height: 21.75 inches: Width: 11 inches; Depth: 11 inches.
Exceptional Children's Secretary-Bookcase
Anonymous - SOLD
As depicted, exuberantly molded pediment above a pair of molded glazed doors; the slant lid opens to reveal the interior fitted with six drawers and scrolled dividers above the projecting and shaped front. The lower case with side handles contains three long drawers and is raised on conforming bracket base. Nicely figured veneers, banding, and inlays compliment this piece. This lovely piece has been expertly restored and measures 45.25-inches in overall height, 20.25-inches wide, 11-inches deep, with a 17-inch writing height.
514-155 - SOLD
Blanket Chest, Childs
Circa 1800 - SOLD
The rectangular lid with applied molding over conforming case raised on molded bracket base with great front and side profiles. The oyster-white paint thinning, with top having only traces of paint and a lovely dark patina. This piece has a great as-found aesthetic with the only imperfection being minor loss to lid molding limited to side with all else fine including original hinges.
(Height: 15.5 inches; width: 22.25 inches; depth: 11.5 inches.)
912-3 - SOLD
Child's Banister-Back Armchair
Fine condition...original surface - SOLD
This chair, a successfully turned and joined small scale version of an adult's chair, remains in excellent original condition; the seat is not period and the red surface is tinning with all else fine. (Height: 24 inches; seat height: 8.25 inches.)
351-4 - SOLD
Child's Windsor Highchair
Original Windsor Green Paint
Circa 1825 - SOLD
The slat-back above four tapered and incised spindles centered by out-swept incised rear posts that receive the turned, tapered, and incised armrests. The armrests on turned, incised, and swelled posts. The shaped and scooped plank-seat raised on delicate turned and incised legs joined by box stretcher. The footrest is original as is the paint which has a nice patina. Overall fine original condition. (Height: 35.5 inches; seat height: 24 inches; width: 15.5 inches; depth: 15.5 inches.)
314-33 - SOLD