American Settle Bench, Paneled, Shaped Wings and Armrest
Hudson River Valley, New York
White and red pine - SOLD
This bench with fielded panels and storage area under seat was grain painted in 19th century. Beautifully executed paneling; shaped sides and in very good condition. The seat which opens to the storage box is missing its hinges.
We have had the wood tested by Harry Alden who reports that the bench includes white pine and American red pine.
(H: 61.5", W: 59.25" D: 15.75")
492-84 - SOLD
Windsor Side Chairs, Original Painted Decoration, Tablet Top
Pair of Side Chairs with Patriotic Ornamentation
Circa 1830 to 1840
A fine example of a classic early nineteenth century Pennsylvania plank seat, half-spindle-back side chairs; unusual ornamental treatment is especially noteworthy. American painted furniture with patriotic painted decoration is rare. As depicted, a spread-wing American eagle and crossed flags embellish the crest rail. Additional ornamentation includes a floral motif with leafy vine on leg fronts and backswept posts; undulating black trim and line-striping and stylized devices on stretcher. The incised turnings are trimmed in black. Another example within our inventory is published within Deborah Harding's, Stars and Stripes, Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art, (New York: Rizzoli, 2002), p. 94. Also, see American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, pp. 215 and 216. These chairs remain in a fine state of originality; as expected, some paint thinning on seats. (H: 32"; seat H: 17.25"; W: 15.25"; D: 19".)
Windsor Settee, Paint Decorated, Tablet Back
Circa 1840 - SOLD
Mixed woods, original painted decoration, 37 x 71.5 x 18 inches
Later over-paint was removed from the entire surface of the settee, except the front of the crest rail, to reveal the original worn paint. There is some minor scattered in-painting to areas of loss, the left arm, arm support, and spindles under the arm were replaced by Alan Andersen to match the originals on the right side of the settee.
This is one of a small group of tablet-back Pennsylvania settees having related landscape decorated crests, examples of which are illustrated in Dean A. Fales, Jr., American Painted Furniture 1660-1880 (New York, 1972), p. 268; Jean Lipman, Elizabeth V. Warren and Robert Bishop, Young America, A Folk Art History (New York 1986), p. 75, fig. 4.18; and Pook and Pook, Inc., "The Pioneer Americana Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Shelley," April 20, 2007, lot 301. Pp. 78-79.
210-186 - SOLD
Philadelphia, medallion back
Old White Paint
Circa 1810 - SOLD
As depicted, delicate yet sturdy bamboo turned rod-back with conforming arms above plank seat with rounded corners raised on base of ten similarly turned legs joined by conforming stretchers. The bench remains in very good condition.
(Height: 35 inches; width: 80.5 inches; depth: 21.5 inches.)
410-69 - SOLD
Chairs, Windsor Tablet Back, Matched Set of Six
Early 19th Century
As depicted, the tablet ornamented with stenciled and hand painted decoration; backswept stiles centering six conforming rods above shield shaped seat raised on turned tapering legs joined by box stretcher. Excellent condition. (Height: 35.5 inches; seat height: 18 inches; width: 15.75 inches; depth: 16 inches.)
Bench, Original red paint
The top featuring faicure board with shaped ends; bench is raised on board ends with half round hollow curves forming feet. (Length: 72.5 inches; depth: 9.5 inches; height: 15 inches.)
Set Of Six Windsor Dining Chairs
Shaped Tablet...stepped-down ends
The top-rail with elevated crest panels ornamented by both hand and stenciled decoration above backswept posts and six spindles joined to solid shaped seats raised on faux bamboo turned legs joined by similarly turned box stretchers. The chairs are in very good original condition including painted surfaces. As depicted, minor losses and wear; some minor surface restoration to tablet of one chair. Also, one spindle is mended-otherwise all else fine. (Height: 35.5 inches; seat height: 17.5 inches; width: 15 inches; depth: 15.75 inches.)
Small Bucket Bench
As depicted, the rectangular top raised on shaped sides with cutout feet; sides are tenoned through top and are joined by lower shelf. Height: 19.75 inches; width: 39.25 inches; depth: 11 inches.
The single board top with ends notched for comfort above the shaped fascia
molding. The bench is raised is double-mortised "through the seat" stiles ending in a roundel foot. Great old surface. ( Height: 20 inches; length: 93.5 inches; depth: 12 inches.)
Set of Six Matched Country Fancy Chairs
Ohio or Western Pennsylvania
The turned "sweep back" rear posts with "thumb tops" centering back splats; trapezoidal seat raised on legs that taper to feet and are joined by double box-stretcher system. The original paint and fancy decoration remains in great condition with only extremely minor touches. (Height: 35.75 inches; seat height: 17 inches; width: 17.5 inches; depth: 14.5 inches.)
19th Century Red Painted Bucket Bench - SOLD
Great utility country piece...bucket bench over 2 paneled doors.
Dimensions: 46.5-inch overall height, 26.75-inch height to first shelf, 20-inch space between shelves, 15.5 by 39.75-inch lower shelf area, 41.5-inch overall width, 15.5-inch overall depth.
637-61 - SOLD
Outstanding and Small Bench
Red Paint, great surface, size and profile - SOLD
The rectangular top with straight apron having cut ends is raised on shaped sides that rest on cutout feet; sides mortise through top. (Height: 16.75 inches; width: 35.75 inches; depth: 13.5 inches.)
201-249 - SOLD
Early 19th Century
White pine, red paint - SOLD
Canted front with three shelves raised on cutout feet; lovely proportions, color, condition and surface. (Height: 42 inches; width: 33.75 inches; depth: 12 inches.)
201-211 - SOLD
Side chair with patriotic decoration
Circa 1830-1840 - SOLD
Maple, poplar, original painted decoration
This is a fine example of a classic early nineteenth century Pennsylvania plank seat, half-spindle-back side chair. However, the unusual ornamental treatment makes it especially noteworthy. American painted furniture with patriotic painted decoration is rare. As depicted, a spread-wing American eagle and crossed flags embellish the crest rail. Additional paint decoration on this piece includes black outlining on the back, seat, front stretcher and legs. The chair is published within Deborah Harding's, Stars and Stripes, Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art, (New York: Rizzoli, 2002), p. 94.
The chair remains in a fine state of originality. (Height: 32 inches; seat height: 17.25 inches; width: 15.25 inches; depth: 19 inches.)
210-154 - SOLD
Pennsylvania Bucket Bench
18th Century - SOLD
As depicted, cleaned to original blue paint; the shelves are mortised into case...wide dovetail joinery and a terrific base profile.
(Height: 51 inches; width: 43.5 inches; depth: 12 inches.)
718-8 - SOLD