Armchair, Original Surface
New England, Possibly Connecticut
The top rail with carved ears above vasiform splat centered by out-swept rear posts; the out-and-down-swept arms with carved hand holds resting on scrolled supports above the trapezoidal slip seat; the chair raised on slightly tapered legs joined by "H" stretcher. (H: 41.5"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 27.25"; D: 18.5")
Bannister Back Armchair, Great Surface, Tall Shaped Crest
Probably Southeastern New England
Maple and ash
A stylish example of generous proportion featuring crisp turnings and a dry surface; the turnings picked out in gold.
(H: 45.5"; seat H: 15" at front rail, taller at rear)
Queen Anne Ladder Back Armchair, Delaware Valley, Five Arched Slats
A fine example, excellent form, turnings, condition, and surface
Maple, early brown paint over original
The slats arched and graduated, serpentine arms, rush seat; beautifully turned front posts and ball feet, and a frontal stretcher featuring massive ball and ring turning; twin side stretchers.
We note that the feet have been professionally restored just above turning; only noticeable by x-ray. (H: 43.75"; seat H: 16.25"; W: 21.75"; D: 18.5")
Braced Bow Back Windsor Side Chair, Old Paint
Connecticut, Tracy School
Circa 1775 to 1785
The double incised bow is pierced by nine spindles and two spindles that form the brace back; well defined shaped-saddle-seat with pronounced pontil and incised gutter raised on baluster and ring turned robust baluster turned legs joined by robust stretchers that are bold in their swelling and tapering. The chair remains in excellent condition; old black paint. (Dimensions: 36" H, 18.5" seat H, 15.75" W, 20" D.)
Chair, Side Chair, William and Mary, Banister Back, Carved, Prince of Wales
Circa 1690 to 1725
Old black paint - SOLD
The carved Prince of Wales crest and four shaped banisters above a rush seat, raised on frontal vase-turned and blocked legs ending in ball feet; joined by a turned box stretcher. Due to fragile construction this chair, like many, it has imperfections; back legs are extended, other repairs.
(Dimensions: 48" H, 17" seat H, 18" W, 14.25" D.)
294-23 - SOLD
Armchair, Bannister Back
New England, Probably Portsmouth, NH
A robust armchair of generous proportion; the seat and surface have been refreshed; very old blacksmith repair to one arm with all else fine. Old black over red paint. Dimensions: 49" overall H, 17" seat H, 26.25" W, 19" D.
Backstool, Turned and Joined, Original Paint Decoration, Fine Condition
Tapered block and turned rear posts joined by top and bottom rails centering fielded panel; the plank seat pinned to seat-rails that are raised on block and turned legs joined by "H" and medial stretchers.
Dimensions: 34.25" H, 18" seat H, 16.25" W, 15.5" D.
Lolling Chair, Chippendale, Serpentine Arms and Crest, Great surface
Rhode Island or Massachusetts
Circa 1790 to 1800
Maple and cherry - SOLD
A comfortable chair having a rectangular canted back featuring an arched (serpentine) crest rail; the back joined to out-curve shaped arms with carved volute handholds resting on shaped and beaded serpentine supports. The trapezoidal upholstered seat raised on beaded straight legs, the inside edges chamfered, the rear legs backswept; all joined by recessed box stretcher. The front legs show an extremely fine scribe; it appears that less than two" were removed, possibly for castors which were removed and possibly the original pieces reunited early in the chairs life. The chair has an exceptional surface and patina. (Dimensions: 42" H, 15.5" seat H, 24" W, 22" D.)
410-97 - SOLD
Federal Eagle Carved Chairs, Classical, with Cornucopia and Wheat Carving
A matching set of six attributed to a contemporary of Duncan Phyfe
Each with wheat carved paneled top rail above medial horizontal rail featuring carved spread winged eagle surmounting conjoined cornucopia; the back rest enclosed by reeded stiles continuing to conforming saber legs. Fine Condition.
(Dimensions: 32.5" H, 18" seat H, 17.75" W, 15.5" D.)
Fan Back Windsor Side Chair, Old Black Paint
Original surface history, some thinning paint, tight condition.
(H: 36.75; seat H: 16.75"; W: 14"; D: 15")
Windsor Chairs, Roll Top Ball Back, Fancy Chairs
Original Paint, Set of Five
Four Side Chairs, One Armchair
Circa 1825 to 1835
A set of five fancy chairs, one armchair and four side chairs constructed of mixed woods then faux grain painted in the popular fancy style. (Fine original condition)
The pillow-top turned crest rails above ball-frets and stay rail joined to back-swept posts with rolled ears. (The Armchair features down-swept arms with scrolled terminus supported by turned and tapered posts.) The woven rush seats with front corner blocks feature turned and split front rail molding and conforming flat side and back moldings. The seats are raised on cylindrical turned and splayed legs joined by stretches…the front stretches being turned.
(Dimensions: 35.25" H, 17.75" seat H, 16.75" W, 15" D.)
William and Mary Banister Back Armchair
Generous Proportions, Robust Turnings
New York or Connecticut
Circa 1740 to 1760
The concave (yoke) crest over five molded-slats centered by turned posts; down-sloping arms with scrolled handholds; sausage turned stretchers. The chair lost height and was worthy of being expertly "ended-out" beneath the stretchers.
Dimensions: 49.5" H, 17" seat H, 23.75" W, 22.5" D.
Chair, Banister Back, Old Red Paint
Circa 1780 - SOLD
A delightful arched and saddled crest with "ears" formed by the distinctive circular shape cutouts above turned and split banisters centered by rear-posts featuring congruent profile. The trapezoidal seat with front corner-blocks raised on turned legs, the front turned; the legs joined by stretchers, the front with robust turnings.
See American Furniture in Pendleton House by Christopher Monkhouse, RISDI, page 156; catalog number 96.
Dimensions: 40.5" H, 17" seat H, 19.5" W, 14.25" D.
336-54 - SOLD
Armchair, Bannister Back
Maple - SOLD
This example is of generous proportion and remains at about full height; the chair is structurally sound with no replacements; old surface. (Height: 44 inches; seat height: 17 inches; width: 23.5 inches; depth: 18.75 inches)
274-121 - SOLD
Rocking Chair, Comb Back, Original Paint and Paint Decoration
A wonderful example remaining in excellent original condition including its painted surface. (Height: 38.25 inches; seat height: 15 inches; width: 19 inches; depth: 22.75 inches)
Armchair, Yoke Back
18th Century - SOLD
A robust chair of generous proportion, with decent color; turned stretchers under arms with carved and scrolled handholds; the trapezoidal seat above turned double stretchers. Minor imperfections, generally excellent. (Height: 45.5 inches; seat height: 16 inches; width: 26.75 inches; depth: 21 inches)
274-103 - SOLD
Chair, Ladder Back, American
Old Green Paint
Maple with original rush splint seat
The tall rear posts with tall finials centering four shaped splats above a trapezoidal seat; the seat raised on turned legs joined by double stretchers then ending in tapered foot. (Height: 46.5 inches; seat height: 16.75 inches; width: 18.5 inches; depth: 14.25 inches)
Armchair, Windsor, Bow-Back, Painted
Rhode Island or Connecticut
Circa 1780 - SOLD
Retaining original surface history, great 19th century mustard yellow over original green paint in great patina. Unusual square corner seat with generous proportions and out- swept arms. (Dimensions: Height: 36.25 inches; seat height: 17 inches; width: 27 inches; depth: 15 inches)
285-45 - SOLD
Banister Back Side Chair
The square back with three banisters and shaped lower rail above a trapezoidal caned seat; block and turned front legs with square back-swept rear posts all joined by square molded box stretcher. The turned feet are original.
Dimensions: 34.25-inch overall height, 13.5-inch seat height, 17.5-inches wide, 14.75-inches deep.
Windsor Arm Chair
Circa 1800 - SOLD
The bowed back centering nine tapering spindles, receives the down-swept arms with scrolled ends, raised on shaped stiles. The shield shaped seat above nicely turned legs, joined by robust "H" stretcher. Ancient black paint over original surface history.
Dimensions: 38.75" H, 20.5" W, 17.5" D.
431-42 - SOLD
Assembled Pair Of Windsor Bow-Back Side-Chairs
On the left...
Windsor Bow-Back Side-Chair
In old white paint over original surface history
Nine spindles within incised bow above carved shield shaped seat raised on bamboo turned legs joined by turned "H" stretcher. The bow was professionally repaired where it enters seat, all else fine.
(Height: 36 inches; seat height: 17.5 inches; width: 17.5 inches; depth: 16.75 inches)
On the right...
Windsor Bow-Back Side-Chair
In old white paint over original surface history
Nine spindles within incised bow above shield shape seat raised on ring and vase turned legs joined by turned "h" stretcher. Very good condition. (Height: 36 inches; seat height: 17.5 inches; width: 17.5 inches; depth: 16.75 inches.)
Ladder-Back Rocking Chair
With hoopskirt arms
A nice example of the sometimes called nursing or work chair.
Tall urn finials adorn the rear posts centering four shaped and molded spats; rear posts and front legs joined by nicely turned box stretcher then raised on original rockers. The short arms are notable as they flare outward ending with large round handholds with spur like returns; turned arm supports are attached to seat rail by iron straps and taper as they continue to side stretchers which they pierce. The chair is in very old, probably early Victorian black paint with gold trim over what appears to be an original red pigment; ancient ash-splint seat. There is the addition of an early iron support on the proper right arm where it pierces the post. The iron mending strap conforms to half the post with a long tang securing the arm. (Height: 43.25-inches; seat height: 14.5-inches.)
Continuous-Arm Brace-Back Windsor Chair
The bow and arm rail above 13-tapered spindles and the pair of tapered back brace spindles; out-swept shaped handholds above robust baluster turned arm supports...the beautifully shaped saddle seat with incised gutter is sharply undercut and is raised on bold baluster, spool and ring turned legs joined by bulbously turned medial stretchers. The chair remains in great condition and is in a good old black painted surface. (Height: 37 inches; Seat Height: 17.75 inches; Width: 17 inches; Depth: 17.25 inches.)
Rhode Island Round-About Chair in Red Paint
Maple and ash. Measures 31-inches in height (with a seat height of 17-inches), 29.25-inches in width and 23.5-inches in depth.
Armchair, Windsor, Sack Back
Circa 1780 to 1800
Rhode Island or Coastal Connecticut
A well proportioned chair with nicely shaped handholds and swelled spindles above the shaped saddle seat raised on baluster and ring turned legs with tapered feet joined by "H" stretcher. The old black paint is over what appears to be original green paint; overall excellent condition. (Height: 37.5 inches; seat height: 16.5 inches; width: 23.75 inches; depth: 15 inches.)
New England, maple
Circa 1775 to 1800 - SOLD
The carved pillow-crest on chamfered flat arms with out-swept handholds raised on baluster and ring turned posts joined by arched splats above the old rush seat with chamfered corner-block above the front leg with conforming turnings; the rear and side posts with tapered foot joined by double box stretcher.
Dimensions: 31-inches high, 17.75-inch seat height.
594-15 - SOLD
Signed Windsor Continuous Armchair
New York State - SOLD
A terrific 9-spindle example with rarely encountered maker's brand remaining in fine condition. Nancy Goyne Evans publishes a nearly identical example in American Windsor Chairs.
271-8 - SOLD
New England Slat-Back Armchair...in old surface
Second half-18th century - SOLD
A nice chair of generous proportion having four arched slats with flanking knopped sausage turned stiles terminated by bold tall compressed ball and reel finials above molded down-scrolled arms with center ridge raised on baluster turned supports over an ancient splint seat on sausage and knopped front legs; cylindrical turned rear legs joined by a double box stretcher with frontal turnings. The surface retains ancient faux graining that may be original; ash splint seat with losses may be original; height loss-note bottom stretcher height. (Overall height: 45-inches; seat height: 15-inches; seat measures 22.5-inches across the front and 17-inches deep.)
223-14 - SOLD
Pair of Windsor Side-Chairs
Circa 1790-1800 - SOLD
The double-incised bow centered by seven-spindles and the bracing rods above the beautifully shaped saddle seat raised on outstanding turned legs joined by the ambitiously turned "H" stretcher. The chairs are in an ancient brown resin stain; lovely dry patina. (Height: 37.25 inches; seat height: 17.5 inches; width: 16 inches; depth: 18.5 inches.)
568-1 - SOLD
ARM CHAIR OF GENEROUS PROPORTION
One of the largest and most robust of this type
New York or New Jersey, Probably Lower Hudson Valley
Circa 1730-1750 - SOLD
This outstanding arm chair of oversize proportion features a yoke-crest rail above turned and tapered rear posts centering a solid vasiform splat. The concave arms with down turned scrolled handholds rest on beautiful ambitiously turned front posts. The rear posts taper forming the conical feet and are joined to the beautifully turned and tapered front legs by box stretchers...the front stretcher being boldly turned. Please notice the out swept feet retain intact under pads. This rarely encountered example remains in excellent condition...a minor tight grain fissure on right side of splat had been repaired with all else fine. The surface appears to be 19th century black paint over original black paint. Dimensions: height: 46.5-inches; width measured across arms is 25.5-inches; depth of seat; 18-inches.
274-83 - SOLD