Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Antique Windsor Continuous Armchair, Old Green paint
New England, likely Rhode Island, circa 1780-1800 - SOLD
The double-incised bow and tapering spindles above saddle seat with incised gutter
raised on ring and baluster turned legs [piercing seat] joined by “H” stretcher; the arms
featuring out swept handholds on similarly turned posts. Original surface history;
vintage green paint over multiple layers of paint.
Period William and Mary Banister Back
Armchair with Carved Prince of Wales Crest
Massachusetts, Circa 1730
Maple and Ash - SOLD
Carved maple and ash, old black paint
A banister-back armchair, probably Boston or vicinity
displaying carved and pierced crest featuring C-scrolls and leafage; the crest above block
and turned posts centering five turned and split banisters; scrolled arms above trapezoidal
seat…the arms on turned supports continuing to block and turned legs [square raked rear legs].
The legs are joined by bulbous turned stretchers, the front being massive.
(Extremely minor imperfections; H: 47.5”, width 24 18”, seat H: 16.5”)
Pilgrim Great Chair, Four Arched Slats, Blade Arms, Great Old Surface
New England, Circa 1680 to 1720 SOLD
A vigorous chair of generous size featuring robust sausage-turned rear posts with bold finials joining five arched slats; blade arms under which are turned stretchers joining front posts. The legs display some loss of height and are joined by a double tier of box stretchers; the front sausage turned. The surface is quite wonderful.
(19th century rockers have been removed, minor height loss; H: 47”, W: 26”, D: 19”)
1202-9 - SOLD
Pair of Diminutive Upholstered Armchairs,
Out-splayed Arms, Outstanding Turnings,
Likely English or Continental, Early 18th Century
Upon examining the frame, we learned that these started life as back-stools, the canted backs were extended, and the arms added. (The pair will need to be reupholstered; bases are without compromise; 30 x 42"; seat height w/o cushion: 18". Please call for details.)
1187-7 - SOLD
Matched Set, Six Windsor Side Chairs, Pierced and Shaped Slat Back, Original Paint
New England, 1820 to 1830
Stenciled ornamentation against broadly-brushed black and red paint - SOLD
(H: 34"; W: 16"; D: 14")
274-186 - SOLD
Corner Chair, Roundabout, Robust and Tight Aesthetic, Pad and Claw & Ball Feet
18th Century, Old Eastern Connecticut History
Cherry, great color and patina - SOLD
A bold roundabout chair having a stepped pillow crest continuing to curved slightly-arched scrolling arms featuring well-formed out-turned handholds supported by baluster turned posts centering medial splat rail above rush seat raised on block-and-turned legs joined by turned box stretcher…the chair features a claw and ball front foot with others being turned-pad feet. (Excellent condition, minor seat imperfection, else fine; H: 32.75", seat H: 17", W: 17.5", D: 17.5")
745-129 - SOLD
Windsor Armchair, Bow Back, Brace Back, Pipestem Turned Spindles, Old Surface
Rhode Island, Circa 1780 - SOLD
(H: 39”, W: 19.5”, D: 19”)
572-69 - SOLD
Queen Anne Side Chair, Classic Shell Carved Crest & Knees, Compass Seat
Probably Boston, Circa 1750 to 1765
Black walnut, maple seat frame, white pine corner blocks
An identical chair, likely from same set is in the Layton Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum - SOLD
American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts 1660 – 1830, The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collection, pp. 116, 118, 119; catalog 43
(The seat recently upholstered with appropriate high quality leather; H: 39”, W: 20”, D: 17”, seat H: 18”)
274-191 - SOLD
Pair of 18th Century New England Banister Back Side Chairs, Robust, Full Height - SOLD
(Good color and condition; H: 42"; seat H: 17")
572-76 - SOLD
Chair, Bannister Back Side Chair, Robust Turnings, Old Black Paint
New England, 18th Century - SOLD
(H: 46”, seat H: 17”)
572-85 - SOLD
Chippendale Side Chair, Vasiform Splat, Trifid Feet, Original Surface
Mid Atlantic Philadelphia Area, Circa 1750 to 1780
Leather seat on original seat frame; carved crest rail - SOLD
(Minor imperfections, wear to feet; H: 40”, seat H: 17.5”, W: 22”, D: 16.25”)
413-35 - SOLD
Chair, Shaker Enfield Community Tilter Side Chair, Old Finish, Rich Color
Enfield, Canterbury, New Hampshire, Circa 1830 to 1850
Tall finials, beveled and graduated slats
Maple - SOLD
Elliptical pommel finials above slightly graduated arched slats having chamfered top front edges; old tape seat; turned posts joined by stretchers; rear legs with tilters.
(Very good condition, possibly original finish, seat is old, however, not original; H: 41", seat H: 17", W: 19", D: 14.5")
475-91 - SOLD
Chair, Comb Back Windsor, Writing Arm, Branded, E.B. Tracy
Lisbon, Connecticut, Circa 1780 to 1800
Rarely found intact, retains original drawer - SOLD
Featuring serpentine crest with upturned ears above five cylindrical spindles; curved mid-rail with paddle-form writing tablet and outwardly scrolled handhold above an original drawer raised on baluster and reel turned supports; swelled spindles above shaped saddle seat displaying two crisp maker's brands; the whole on raked baluster turned legs joined by bulbous turned H-stretcher. Old refinish, underside retains original green paint, second drawer under paddle and third drawer under seat missing. The paddle fitted with shallow well to hold inkwell during working life, else very good.
(H: 45", seat H: 15", W: 37", D: 32.5")
1091-22 - SOLD
Corner Chair, Round About Chair with Comb, Original Surface History, Extremely Rare
New England, Circa 1720 - SOLD
The crest rail (comb) rests high on turned spindles, armrest features out-scrolled handholds above baluster-turned posts joined by lower rail centering rare turned and split banisters; original rush seat with front corner-block; back and front posts joined by turned stretchers; full height; wonderful dry surface. (The original seat is very worn, especially at front rails; a retro over-seat upholstered in leather provides comfort and stability without compromising the original seat (Simply rests on frame). See Furniture Treasury by Wallace Nutting, plate 1841. (Overall H: 43.25"; seat H: 16.5"; W: 27"; D: 23.5")
707-40 - SOLD
Chair, Side Chair, Tracy Bow Back Windsor in Old Surface
Branded E. Tracy (Ebenezer 1744 to 1803)
Circa 1790 to 1800 - SOLD
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")
754-11 - SOLD
Armchair, Turned Great to Chair with Heart and Crown Crest, a Classic Example
Connecticut, Circa 1740 to 1770
Maple and poplar - SOLD
The swan's neck crest rail with a tulip head profile above the heart shape cutout is above four molded banister splats flanked by robust rear posts with ball-and-urn finials. The chair features upswept-out-swept arms with rolled grips, under which are turned medial stretchers joining front and rear posts. The generous trapezoidal seat is of woven rush, and is raised on turned legs joined by double stretchers; the front stretchers turned. (Overall the chair remains in very good condition and displays an old surface; the turned sections of front feet are replaced; rear feet extended as seen by darker wood. We note that color has been added to crest rail inviting further investigation; nonetheless, a robust chair for short money. (H: 44.75”, seat H: 15.5”, W: 26”, D: 21.5”)
572-62 - SOLD
Pair of Country Queen Anne Fiddle Back Side Chairs, Likely Original Surfaces
Connecticut, 18th Century
Mello finishes, chair on right displaying thinning surface saw more use - SOLD
(Wear to rush seat at front rail (darker chair), else fine and original; H: 38", seat H: 16", W: 18.75", D: 14")
191-423 - SOLD
Chippendale Side Chairs, Pair, Carved Mahogany, Old Dry Surface
New York, Circa 1760 - SOLD
Each with serpentine shell carved-crest above strap-work splat and trapezoidal seat within molded frame on shell-carved cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet. Both chairs retain an old dry surface; one chair with single replaced knee return, the other chair with small pieced section in crest at junction with stile; also, a wedge-shape patch in left rear foot that may be original to the leg. One chair marked with Roman numeral IV in seat frame, the other marked III, with original slip seats marked I and VIII respectively. (Seat H: 16.5": crest H: 38.5".)
274-182 - SOLD
Chippendale Side Chairs, Pair, Carved, Scalloped Crest, Gothic Pierced Splat
New York, Circa 1765
Mahogany, over upholstered - SOLD
See Thomas Chippendales The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director, plate 12;
(Excellent condition; H: 38"; seat H: 17"; seat width at front: 23")
295-77 - SOLD
Side Chair, Queen Anne, Carved Yoke Crest, Block and Turned Legs, Spanish Feet
Circa 1740 to 1760 - SOLD
Yoke carved crest rail on raking molded-stiles centering vasiform splat above rush seat raised on bloc, vase, and ring-turned legs joined by stretchers; resting in Spanish feet.
(Generally very good, minor imperfections consistent with age; crack to one corner-block, some fill to blocks, and the addition of a dowel through the back post to side seat-rail.
An attractive and functional chair; H: 40.75", seat H: 18", W: 18.75", D: 15.25")
903-88 - SOLD
Windsor Rod Back Chairs with Birdcage Crests, Shaped Seats, Bamboo Turning
Circa 1820 to 1830
A functional matched set of six in old surface, vigorously turned, mustard trim - SOLD
(Overall very good, 19th century brown over salmon paint; crack to one seat expertly repaired with pair of Dutchman joints from underside. H: 33.5", W: 14.5", D: 14.25", seat H: 17.5")
1001-30 - SOLD
Windsor Sack Back Arm Chair, Old Black Painted Surface, Robust Turning
Circa 1800 - SOLD
A comfortable chair featuring outwardly scrolled handholds and old black paint; the D-shape saddle seat is nicely carved and is raised on beautifully turned legs joined by medial stretcher. (H: 35.5"; seat H: 17"; W: 23.25"; D: 14.75")
168-10 - SOLD
William and Mary Banister Back Side Chair
18th Century - SOLD
The arched and spurred crest centered by knopped urn finals atop the turned posts flanking four turned and split spindle banisters over trapezoidal seat on block and turned legs joined by stretchers. (H: 45.25"; seat H: 17"; W: 19"; D: 13.75")
1022-2 - SOLD
Windsor Chairs, Set, Step Down, Stylized Tablets, Original Surface, Elastic Back
Samuel Gragg, Boston
Early 19th Century - SOLD
See American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, pages 468-469, 471.
(H: 37.25"; seat H: 18"; W: 16.75"; D: 15.75")
556-60 - SOLD
Corner Chair, Spanish and Elongated Oval Ball Feet
Circa 1775 to 1800 - SOLD
The carved pillow-crest on very stylish flat arms having out-swept scrolled-handholds raised on tapering turned posts above the seat; below the seat the block and baluster posts are joined by robustly turned double box stretchers. The front leg is raised on a Spanish foot with others raised on elongated oval-ball feet. Nice old brown color over old, possibly original red; overall fine condition.
(H: 30.25"; seat H: 17"; W: 30.5"; D: 23".)
191-374 - SOLD
Windsor Sack Back Arm Chair, Original Surface History
Circa 1800 - SOLD
A comfortable chair featuring scrolled handholds and old black paint; the seat painted in soft yellow forward of the gutter. Medial stretcher appears to be an early working period replacement resultant of the chair taking a tumble. The original dark green paint now oxidized to nearly black was most likely applied as was the soft yellow paint on seat when the medial stretcher was replaced. A rear leg post where joined to seat was strengthened by inserting a large dowel. The structural integrity is without compromise; the chair should be used daily.
(H: 37.5"; seat H: 17.5": W: 21": D: 17")
1004-2 - SOLD
Early New England Rocking Chair, Always a Rocker
Maple, oak, and ash - SOLD
Five slats with canted arches centered by sausage turned posts surmounted by turned finals; outwardly scrolled armrest on turned supports above seat raised on turned posts joined by turned stretchers. Original condition except seat, great condition. (H: 42.75"; seat H: 14.5"; W: 24.5"; D: 24.5")
240-184 - SOLD
Sack Back Windsor Armchair, Carved Knuckle Handholds, Old Red Surface
Possibly Rhode Island
Circa 1800 to 1810
An individual effort of curious design departing from convention - SOLD
For a related Windsor chair having similar turning vocabulary, pointed feet; swell at stretcher tips, and bow channel see Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs, page 276, figure 6-73. This example is in fine condition.
(H: 37.5"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 23.75"; D: 17.5")
431-60 - SOLD
Armchair, Carved Handholds, Four Arched Slats, Ball Feet, Salmon
Branded W.W. Jacobs 1753
Hudson River Valley, New York
Mid Eighteenth Century
Maple and ash - SOLD
The turned rear posts featuring beautiful finials flank four graduated and arched splats forming a desirable narrow back; scrolled arms with carved handholds that may be unique rest on turned arm supports having bowl turning above baluster; the front post continuing to ball feet.
The legs are joined by stretchers. Overall thinning salmon paint; rear post branded, probably maker.
(H: 49.5"; seat H: 16.75"; W: 21.75"; D: 19.75")
410-113 - SOLD
Windsor, Sack Back Armchair, Old Black Paint
Circa 1780 to 1790 - SOLD
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.
659-23 - SOLD
Banister Back Armchair, Pierced and Carved Crest
Connecticut, Avon/Wethersfield Area
18th Century - SOLD
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.
879-21 - SOLD
Ladder Back Armchair, Old Surface
Mixed woods - SOLD
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.)
424-96 - SOLD
Chair, Windsor, Bamboo Windsor, Black Paint
Signed Sylvester Higgins
E. Haddam, Connecticut - SOLD
Dimensions: H: 32.5"; seat H: 15.25"; W: 14.5"; D: 14".
514-207 - SOLD
Side Chairs, Set of Four, Curly Maple, Carved
Circa 1825 - SOLD
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"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 17"; depth: 16.5")
754-8 - SOLD
Queen Anne Fiddle-Back Side Chair
With Spanish Feet - SOLD
Measures 41.75" in overall height (17.25" in seat height), 19" in width and 14" in depth.
197-14 - SOLD
Armchairs, Pair, Windsors, Continuous Bow
Classic Rhode Island Harmony - SOLD
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"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 19.75"; depth: 17".)
240-100 - SOLD
Queen Anne Side Chair
18th Century - SOLD
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"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 18"; depth: 14.5".)
191-242 - SOLD
Windsor Fan Back Side Chair
Possibly Vermont, Ex Harold Smith
Circa 1800 - SOLD
Old black over red paint, minor loss of height.
(H: 38.5"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 15.5"; D: 16")
410-115 - SOLD
Chair, Side Chair, Queen Anne, Serpentine Crest Rail, Vasiform Splat
Circa 1770 to 1780 - SOLD
Turned rear stiles flanking vasiform splat above a splint seat (imperfections) set on turned legs with pad feet joined by stretchers. The chair remains in excellent functional condition; old crusty resin surface, nice color.
(Dimensions: 42" H, 18" seat H, 19" W, 15" D.)
572-31 - SOLD
Windsor Armchair, Tall and Generous Proportions
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Circa 1790 to 1810
Hickory, poplar, and maple - SOLD
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")
410-109 - SOLD
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
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"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 15.75"; depth: 16"".)
714-1 - 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"; seat width: 16.75"; height at back: approximately 37.5".)
201-206 - SOLD
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"; seat height: 16.25"; width: 24"; depth: 17".)
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"; seat height: 16.5"; width: 14"; depth: 14.75".)
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"; seat height: 17".)
594-11 - SOLD
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"; seat height: 17"; width: 22"; depth: 14".)
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"; height at back: 40".)
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" high, 17.5" seat height, 19.5" wide, 17.5" 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" overall height, 15.5" seat height, 24" wide, 15.25" deep.)
410-53 - SOLD