Condition: Excellent, old…possibly original surface
Additional Information: The arched molded and incised crest rails with square ends,
and the similarly treated stiles and bottom rails centering floral-carved slats on
pedestals; flaring tops of slats creating an arcaded back featuring waterleaf
carving…long undulating leaves with wavy edges against punched groundwork within
the circle of Samuel McIntire. The over-upholstered seats are raised on frontal square
tapered and reeded legs joined by a recessed box stretcher to raking rear legs.
Presented here are seven side chairs and a single armchair. *We can make four
additional matching chairs available at no charge [ended-out, leg splice; once
upholstered they are ready for use].
Condition: Fine, any imperfection is extremely minor, constant with age
Additional Information: Carved serpentine crest over carved openwork splat; over
upholstered trapezoidal seats raised on square front legs featuring beaded outside
edges [chamfered inside edges]. The shapely posts continuing to raking rear legs; front
and rear legs joined by “H” stretcher. The chairs display a rich old surface and were
Condition: Excellent, full height, as expected, minor paint loss
Additional Information: Set of five yellow painted side chairs, the tablet crests feature
stenciled and freehand-painted grapevines; arrow spindles also decorated. D-shaped
seats on bamboo turned legs and stretchers. A nearly identical chair is published on
page 485, figure 7-52 of American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans.
Additional Information: We assume that a post tenon was compromised, perhaps two
or more…we do not know…could be that the posts shrunk; we have never seen another
example or anything similar. There are four handwrought brackets beautifully
conforming to end of tablets then continuing to post. The shaping, planishing and color
of iron are wonderful. Step-down tablets above baluster and ring turned posts centering
seven spindles above plank seat raised on bamboo-turned legs joining bulbus “H”
Condition: Very good, full height, paint loss commensurate with age and use.
One post mended at comb, tight shrinkage fissure on back of one
Rail…functional chairs suitable for everyday use.
Additional Information: The crest rail with projecting ears on bamboo turned stiles
centering seven tapered spindles; shield-shaped seats raised on similarly turned legs
joined by “H” stretchers. The paint is very early, very possibly original.
Material: Maple and ash, very old and original black paint
Condition: Imperfections restored, one chair with pieced feet, one crest may be
replaced, one crest missing scrolled return; restoration typical considering age and
use…chairs are functional for everyday use and display well.
Additional Information: William and Mary, Connecticut, circa 1735-1765
An assembled group of four banister-back side chairs; likely the Durand Shop of Milford,
Connecticut, mid-18th century, the shaped and pierced heart-and-crown cresting on
vase and ring-turned stiles, rush seats, ring-turned front legs ending in turned feet
joined by double turned stretchers…the front being sausage turned.
The top-rail with elevated crest panels ornamented by both hand and stenciled decoration [grape clusters,
leaves, and tendrils] above backswept posts flanking six spindles joined to solid shaped and undercut 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, expected minor losses, and wear commensurate
with age and use, Some minor surface restoration to a single tablet. Also, one spindle is mended-otherwise
all else fine. (Height: 35.5”; seat height: 17.5”; seat width: 15”; seat depth: 15.75”.)
Tight serpentine crests with upswept ears above owl splats flanked by out swept stiles;
trapezoidal seats having frontal corner blocks above block and vase turned legs
continuing to ball feet…joining raking rear legs by side stretchers; front stretchers
display robust turnings. Excellent original condition with losses to seat at front rail as
shown, else fine. (Height: 38", depth: 16", width: 20", seat height: 20.5")
The bright ornamentation featuring gapes, leaves and tendrils is against broadly
brushed black paint on a field of red; the yellow leafy devices with salmon-red veins
decorating the posts and arrow splats coalesce the vignette. This pair of functional
chairs are in fine condition. (38" x 17" x 14", seat-16")
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")
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")
Stenciled tablet over four arrow shaped spindles flanked by turned and flattened
backswept posts above carved shield shape seat raised on turned legs joined by turned
stretchers. Striking black graining over red ground; splat displays bronze powder stencil
decoration as does front of seat; freehand detailing in yellow. Fill and overpaint to small
section of right proper post at outside edge…displays very well.
(Height: 32.75"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 16"; depth: 15")
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”)
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”)
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”)
inspired by a period sack-back in every way. The form originally designed for the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Fine original condition; paint loss confined to seats; thinning paint on knuckle-form handhold. This chair was used in a Rhode Island doctor’s office and has remained within the original owner’s family. (H: 36"; seat H: 18": W: 23.5"; D: 17")
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