Chair, Youth's, Side Chair, Windsor, Fancy Painted
Original Surface History
Pennsylvania, Mid Atlantic Region
Circa 1810 to 1820
Stylistically, a very different piece of seating furniture, perhaps inspired by Baltimore tradition, yet with Pennsylvania elements; architecturally interesting-perhaps unique. The tablet-centered crest joining incised knop turned stiles having finials consisting of multiple ring-turned bands forming ball-like finials centering five bamboo and crease turned spindles; the center spindle features a medallion. The round cornered rectangular seat is dished and has an ornamental seat projection at front center; seats are raised on legs with ring turned bands under seat, down-weighted incised baluster above reverse baluster terminating with a knop above a small turned foot. The legs are joined by a delicate turned box stretcher. The chair is fancy grain painted in a style often found on central Pennsylvania pieces. The decorated surface is early and is found over original green paint. Other than typical paint losses the chair remains in great condition. (H: 29.75"; seat H: 14"; W: 13.5"; D: 14.75".)
Desk, Child's, Slant Front, Queen Anne, Original Brasses
Mid 18th Century
The maker memorialized the date of manufacture, painted on the interior of backboard is found, March 12 1758. - SOLD
The slant lid with mitered, lapped and pegged battens rests on loppers and opens to a fitted interior featuring six-cubbies having outstanding lobed valances and shaped dividers over four drawers retaining original brass pulls. The interior writing surface has a sliding deck section that opens to a storage compartment.
The lower section has two graduated drawers with overhanging thumb-molded edges and original brasses. The whole raised on a tall and robust applied bracket base. The surface with traces of thin red is very old and has a rich patina; (1758) in the backboards. (W: 29" D: 16"; H: 38" with a writing surface height of 28.25")
344-1 - SOLD
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, Doll
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")
Doll, China Head
Covered wagon hairdo, charming doll nicely dressed in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 27" tall.
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...
Pine - SOLD
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.)
933-3 - SOLD
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.
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.
Child's Paint Decorated Chest of Drawers
Dimensions: 25-inches high, 23.25-inches wide, 12-inches deep.
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