Armchair, Delaware, Great Original Red paint, 5 Arched Graduating Slats
Wonderful original red painted surface
The five graduated arched slats joining stiles with turned finials, shaped arms, vase- and ring-turned arm supports; legs and trapezoidal seat joined by ball and ring turned frontal stretcher and twin side stretchers.
(Height: 43.5"; seat height: 17.75"; width: 23.25"; depth: 18.75")
Windsor Side Chair, Fan-back, Brace-back, Old Red Paint, Branded A / HOUCK
Philadelphia, circa 1784
Serpentine incurvate crest rail above seven spindles flanked by turned posts above an outstanding saddle seat raised on vase-turned legs joined recessed stretcher, in wonderful red paint. Andrew Houck and Benjamin Freeman (partnership) advertised in the Pennsylvania Journal, Philadelphia, September 4, 1784. See Nancy Goyne Evans, Windsor Chair Making in America – From Craft Shop to Consumer, page 28.
(Height: 36.5"; seat height: 14"; width: 16.5"; depth: 19.5")
Pair of Windsor Chairs Featuring Rare Yoke Form Stretcher and Old Red Paint
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1800 (Likely by Seaver and Frost)
Pair of bowback Windsor side chairs displaying original surface history; nearly full coverage brick red over what appears to be original green paint oxidized to near-black.
Nine bamboo turned spindles featuring robust nodules that pierce the reeded bow and under-cut saddle seat with incised gutter; the bamboo turned legs pierce the seat and are joined by exceedingly rare yoke-form stretcher.
(H: 35"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 16")
Chair, Banister Back, New England, 18th Century, Old Black Paint
(H: 43”, seat H: 19”, W: 14”)
Pair of Chippendale Square Back Side Chairs, Molded Legs, Original Red Paint
Probably Dunlap School, South Central New Hampshire, Circa 1780 to 1800
A simple version of the Sheraton chair featuring plain splats rather than pierced splat and reeded Chippendale legs [Transitional]
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(Excellent original condition; H: 37.5”, W: 16.25”, D: 13.5”)
Fancy Windsor Rocking Chair, High Slat Back, Original Paint
New England or New York State, Circa 1815 to 1825
A sculptural example in great surface, faux curly maple
The maker borrowed the structural design from the 18th century ladder-back form; faux maple ground and decoration inspired by fancy furniture of the period. (Right proper arm is repaired near the rear post; H: 44”, seat H: 17”)
Chair Side, Queen Anne, Cherry, Yoke Crest, Vasiform Splat, Compass Seat
Massachusetts, Circa 1740 to 1760
Yoke crest above vasiform splat, upholstered slip compass seat, and cabriole front legs resting on pad feet; joined to raking rear legs by block, vase, and ring-turned stretchers. (Old refinish, minor imperfections, three returns replaced; H: 39”, W: 19.5”, seat H: 18”)
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.
Queen Anne Side Chairs, Set of Eight, Painted, Possibly Same Shop
Lower Hudson River Valley, Long Island Sound
New York, Circa 1800
An assembled and fine group of closely related side-chairs featuring the same vocabulary of turning; possibly made in the same shop; all following a nearly identical shop tradition. There are matched pairs and singles within the group; surfaces appear to be original; red and brown. These present very well as a set and are in excellent functional and original condition. Great surfaces.
(Dimensions: 40.75" H, 17" seat H, 18.5" W, 16" D)
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)
Chair, Side Chair, Square Back, Tablet Crest, Inlayed with Festoons of Bellflower
New York, Circa 1790 to 1805
The square crests inlayed with festoons of bellflowers and pendant flowers; the stiles and rails feature sting inlay; serpentine seats on bellflower and cuff-inlaid square-tapered front legs, plain raking rear legs. A set of six identical chairs (Cluett Collection) were exhibited at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; December 20, 1936. The Cluett chairs are pictured and discussed in Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood, volume II, pp. 307-308. There is a professional repair to one of the legs; contact David Hillier for more information.
(Missing cuff inlay; easy restoration; H: 36.75", seat H: 19", W: 22", D: 18")
Side Chair, Chippendale, Carved, Heart Pierced Splat
Likely Connecticut, Circa 1780
The chair displays an extremely well developed splat and flamboyant crest rail with exaggerated ears and quarter fan; the owl splat variant with heart cutout at center is related to examples from both Connecticut and Rhode Island; however the maple slip seat frame is constructed of extremely thin stock; typically a Connecticut characteristic. The trapezoidal seat rails are molded; the corner molded legs joined by side, center and rear stretchers; small details such as chamfering to the backs of legs, the stile shaping (rear) and other nuances are finely executed. A lovely chair!
(Fine condition: H: 38.75": seat H: 18"; W: 19.5"; D: 16.25")
Fan-Back Windsor Side Chair, Crest Rail with Peaked Tips
Rhode Island, Circa 1780
See American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, page 253, figure 6-22 for a closely related chair. (Repair to medial stretcher tenon, other imperfections commensurate with age and use; H: 38”, D: 16”, W: 19”)
Queen Anne Side Chair, Yoke Crest, Vasiform Splat, Block and Vase Turned Legs, Spanish Feet
North Shore of Massachusetts, 18th Century
A classic example
(As expected, minor imperfections, old refinish; H: 41.75”, seat H: 19”, W: 18”, D: 15”)
Windsor Rocking Armchair, Step-Down Tablet, Rod Back, Old Red over Green Paint
New England, 1820ish
(H: 33.75”, seat H: 14.25”, W: 20”, D: 27.5”)
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Pair of Paint Decorated Windsor Tablet-Back Chairs,
Likely Baltimore Area, Circa 1825
The freehand decoration features village buildings and trees; decorative borders
(Excellent original condition; height: 37”, seat height: 18”, seat measures 16 by 16.5”)
Federal Eagle Carved Chairs, Classical, Cornucopia and Wheat Carving
New York, Circa 1825
Mahogany, ash and poplar
A matching set of six attributed to a contemporary of Duncan Phyfe - SOLD
Each with bow and wheat carved paneled top rail above eagle and cornucopia carved backrest; the back rest enclosed by reeded stiles continuing to conforming saber legs.
(Each chair’s corner blocks have been refreshed; dimensions: 32.5” H, 18” seat H, 17.75” W, 15.5” D.)
925-1 - SOLD
A Fine Fan back Windsor Side Chair in Outstanding Red Paint
Attributed to Charles Chase, Nantucket, Circa 1790 to 1800
Elegantly turned, wonderful shaped seat, and small projecting scrolls - SOLD
A closely related example is published in “Harbor & Home, Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts"; Jobe, Sullivan & O’Brien, pp. 89, 90; plate 22.1 For additional information see American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, The Southern Coastal Area and the Islands, page 372; see figure 6-227; the author discusses Charles Chase on pp. 381 and 382.
(Excellent condition, old red over original paint; H: 37"; seat H: 18")
210-252 - SOLD
Chair, Bannister Back, Grain Painted Surface, Great Top Rail
New England, Mid 18th Century
Fabulous crest, robust block and turned legs; and stretcher, full height - SOLD
(Very good condition; early 19th century faux grain paint over original red; H: 44", seat H: 17", W: 20", D: 14.25")
1096-12 - SOLD
Side Chairs, Rounded Tablet Top, Paint Decorated, Rush Seats, Set of Four
19th Century, Original Painted Surfaces, Colorful and Strong for Daily Use - SOLD
(Excellent original condition; H: 33.5"; seat H: 16.75"; W: 17"; D: 13.5")
1100-3 - SOLD
William and Mary Banister Back Armchair
Generous Proportions, Robust Turnings
New York or Connecticut
Circa 1740 to 1760
Maple - SOLD
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.
107-117 - SOLD
Bow Back Windsor Armchair, Rare Curved Front Stretcher, Oval Medallions
Probably Boston, Possibly William Seaver and James Frost, Circa 1800
Bamboo turned spindles above shaped seat, similarly turned legs joined by curved stretcher featuring oval medallions - SOLD
See American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, page 358; also The Windsor Style in America, Volumes I and II by Charles Santore, pp. 130 and 131.
(Legs extended about 3"; repair to cracked spindle; old crack to bow where left proper arm attaches; old black paint; H: 39", seat H: 18.25", W: 18.25", D: 17.25")
216-500 - SOLD
Chair, Bannister Back Armchair, Double Tombstone Top Rail, 18th Century
New England - SOLD
(Old black paint over earlier red paint; H: 50.75", seat H: 17", W: 26.25", D: 20.25")
572-52 - SOLD
Banister Back Armchair, Shaped Crest, Carved Arms, Crusty Painted Surface
New England, found in Connecticut
William and Mary, generous proportion in old black over red paint, full height - SOLD
(Very good condition; H: 47.5"; seat H: 17"; W: 24"; D: 18.5")
1068-1 - SOLD
Windsor Fan Back, Carved Ears
Circa 1780 to 1810
Mixed woods, seat was over upholstered and has a shrinkage fissure, else fine - SOLD
(H: 35.75", seat H: 15.75", W: 20", D: 15")
336-124 - SOLD
Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Black Paint
Circa 1800 - SOLD
(H: 36", seat H: 17.5", W: 23.25", D: 15")
1046-1 - SOLD
Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Old Black over Green Paint
New England, probably Rhode Island
Circa 1780 - SOLD
A comfortable chair displaying a rare combination of turnings that ornament the chair; the arm supports boldly follow the pattern of medial-stretcher, and the arc-front seat with a slightly projecting center point is not a common feature.
REFFERENCE: American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, fig. 6-49 and 6-56.
LITERATURE: Art & Industry in Early America – Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830 by Patricia Kane with Dennis Carr, Nancy Goyne Evans, Jennifer Johnson and Gary Sullivan, page 126, figure 9. (H: 39", seat H: 19", W: 25.25", D: 15.5")
1046-2 - SOLD
Windsor Armchair, Scrolled Handholds, Robust Baluster Turnings, Old Surface
A very good chair exhibiting classic elements favored by Rhode Island makers - SOLD
(H: 38.75"; seat H: 18.5"; W: 23"; D: 15.5")
410-124 - SOLD
Chippendale Side Chair, Claw and Ball Foot, Carved, Walnut
America - SOLD
An attractive chair with restoration and missing knee bracket
(H: 38.5"; seat H: 19"; W: 23.75"; D: 18.5")
168-12 - SOLD
Pair Queen Anne Side Chairs, Mahoganized Birch, Great Old Surface
Probably Newburyport, Essex County
This pair with carved ears remains in a high state of originality - SOLD
(H: 37"; seat H: 18"; W: 23"; D: 18")
168-13 - SOLD
Rocking Chair, Comb Back, Original Paint and Paint Decoration
Circa 1825 - SOLD
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)
413-17 - SOLD
Pair of Carved Queen Anne Side Chairs, Shaped Seat Rail, Scratch Incised Legs
Maple - SOLD
Carved and tapered yoke crest above vasiform splat above molded stay-rail; rear post/stiles are molded. The trapezoidal seats with corner-blocks are molded at outside edges; front rail features a wonderful profile. The whole above scratch-beaded cabriole legs resting on "horse bone" feet...the legs joined by robustly turned stretchers. The rush seats are old, one is functional, the other should be redone. The back post has been repaired two-thirds of the way up on one chair; corner blocks added to insider of seat rail, else fine. (H: 37"; seat H: 18"; W: 23"; D: 18")
168-14 - SOLD
Rocker, Shaker, Late Community Chair, Great Surface, Original Seat
New Lebanon, New York
Possibly by George O'Donnell - SOLD
(H: 34.75"; seat H: 14.5"; W: 21.5": D: 26")
1020-16 - SOLD
Fan Back Windsor Side Chair, Old Black Paint
Circa 1795 - SOLD
Original surface history, some thinning paint, tight condition.
(H: 36.75; seat H: 16.75"; W: 14"; D: 15")
939-1 - SOLD
Armchairs, Steel Windsors, Set of Four, Paint Decorated, Industrial, All Metal
By Simmons for Eastern Scientific (Medical Supply Company)
Providence, Rhode Island
Circa 1926 - SOLD
Just for cool, all metal Windsor Bow back chairs, matched set of four in original paint; originally designed for the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Fine original condition; some paint loss confined to seats. These were used in a Rhode Island doctor's office and have remained within the original owner's family. (H: 36"; seat H: 18": W: 23.5"; D: 17")
335-107 - SOLD
Pair of Queen Anne Side Chairs
Circa 1750 to 1760
Mahogany - SOLD
The yoke top rail above vasiform splat received by a molded shoe centered by slightly spooned stiles, the backs of which are carved, above trapezoidal slip seats set within shaped seat rails raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet; joined by block, baluster, and ring turned stretchers. The backs of the posts are molded above the blocked section receiving side rails; beneath which are raking rear legs having chamfered edges. Both chairs are in overall very good condition with only minor imperfections. Dimensions: 40" H, 19.5" seat H, 21" W, 17" D.
903-60 - SOLD
Banister Back Side Chair, Original Seat, Old Black Paint
New England, Probably New Hampshire
Early 18th Century - SOLD
This chair features a dry and ancient surface, and robust turnings.
In very good condition with minor height loss and a tight repair to lower section of one banister that can't be seen. (H: 46"; seat H: 16.75"; D: 14.25")
983-5 - SOLD
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
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
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"; seat height: 17"; width: 23.5"; depth: 18.75")
274-121 - SOLD
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"; seat height: 16"; width: 26.75"; depth: 21")
274-103 - SOLD
Chair, Ladder Back, American
Old Green Paint
Maple with original rush splint seat - SOLD
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"; seat height: 16.75"; width: 18.5"; depth: 14.25")
816-13 - SOLD
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"; seat height: 17"; width: 27"; depth: 15")
285-45 - SOLD
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
Ladder-Back Rocking Chair
With hoopskirt arms
Circa 1780 to 1820 - SOLD
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"; seat height: 14.5".)
594-14 - SOLD
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"; Seat Height: 17.75"; Width: 17"; Depth: 17.25".)
Rhode Island Round-About Chair in Red Paint
Maple and ash. Measures 31" in height (with a seat height of 17"), 29.25" in width and 23.5" in depth.
Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Original Surface History
Rhode Island or Costal Connecticut, Circa 1780 to 1800
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. (H: 37.5”, seat H: 16.5”, W: 23.75”, D: 15”)
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" high, 17.75" 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"; seat height: 15"; seat measures 22.5" across the front and 17" 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"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 16"; depth: 18.5".)
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"; width measured across arms is 25.5"; depth of seat; 18".
274-83 - SOLD