Condition: A rarely encountered set of six displaying old black paint over original
surface history. All chairs are sound and should be used every day. A very early nail
is found in the terminus of a single bow – toed to seat, only the rosehead is evident;
a wedged dowel standing proud pierces a single leg above seat likely an early
working-life or possible original method of tightening joint. One spindle was cracked
and is glued, the joint is without compromise. As is typical, there are a couple
shrinkage fissures to bows where pierced by spindle [of two chairs] caused by
shrinkage-pressure – bow verses spindle. Chairs are without compromise, honest are
beautiful, ready for daily use. We are happy to share professionally taken detailed
photographs of any trivial imperfection resultant of age and use.
Additional Information: Black painted braced bow-back side chairs; double incised bows,
9 tapered spindles and braced backs…shaped saddle seat on splayed bulbous vase-and-
ring-turned legs joined by stretchers. One seat displays a minor difference to a
trained eye however, we are confident that all chairs were made in the “same shop” at
the same time…really is moot but must be mentioned.
Matched Pair, Fan-Back Windsor Side Chairs, Massachusetts
Likely Original Green Paint Date/Period: Circa 1800
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.
Windsor Armchair, Birdcage, Paint Decorated, Bamboo Turnings Date/Period: Circa 1820-1830
Additional Information: Backswept square back joining upswept arms above faux
grained “D” shaped seat having an incised gutter. The chair features subtle allover
bamboo turning including the legs which are joined by an “H” stretcher.
Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island Date/Period: 1775-1790
Condition: Excellent, no repairs, old refinish…nice color
Additional Information: The tapering bow of successful form above arm rail with
shaped handholds pierced by seven splayed spindles; the arm is supported by turned
posts; the shaped saddle seat features chamfering and pontil and is grooved at inside
and outside edges of spindle platform. The chair is raised on ring and vase turned legs
with abruptly tapered foot (toes) joined by robust swelled stretchers. A very successful
chair of good proportion.
Antique Continuous-Arm Brace-Back
Windsor Chair Bulbous Turnings
Having a double incised bow with thirteen tapered spindles; two additional tapered spindles form the brace...boldly turned stiles support the shaped handholds. The shaped saddle seat is typical of New York State-crisp shape, sharply undercut and an incised gutter. The robust baluster, spool and ring turned legs are perfectly splayed and are joined by bold stretchers. This chair is in nice old black paint. (Height: 37.5"; Seat Height: 17.25"; Width: 16.75"; Depth: 17.5".)
Windsor Armchair, Arrow Back, Connecticut, Original Condition Date/Period: Circa 1820
Condition: Excellent with appropriate surface wear, dark Patina
Additional Information: A robust paint decorated armchair, New England, likely
Connecticut, early 19th century, original surface…all surfaces decorated and highly
oxidized. Arrow-back with four slats; backswept ring turned posts with thumb type
terminus. The turned and flatted arms are supported by a single arrow splat and a most
unusual front posts featuring ambitious ball-turning. The shaped plank seat raised on
turned legs…the front baluster and ring turned continuing to tapered foot; the rear legs
are bamboo turned, legs joining similarly turned box stretcher.
Windsor Bow-back Side Chair, High-back Having Straight Sides
Possibly Worcester County, Massachusetts Date/Period: 1790-1800
Condition: Very good, the left proper rear leg displays a fine splice just under the seat
at wafer turning however the entire leg appears to be by the same turner and displays
the same turnings and tool marks as other legs. It is very possible that the maker
installed a dowel to strengthen tight fissures in that section of leg. The chair retains what
appears to be original green paint now darkly oxidized; paint on seat likely refreshed
early in its life with gold trim added at that time.
Additional Information: The narrow high-back with flattened top continues to the seat
without curving inward. The shield shaped seat is chamfered and sockets the legs. Ring
and vase turned legs are joined by tapering stretchers. This curious form may be related
to a set of six attributed to Solomon Sibley of Auburn, Massachusetts (Collection of Old
Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Mass.) The Sibley chairs featuring narrow backs with
almost no curve. At this time, we can make no solid attribution.
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”)
Eighteenth Century Bow Back Windsor Side Chair, Original Green Paint
New York Date/Period: Circa 1785 - SOLD
Additional Information: Incised bow crest rail above seven tapered- spindles joining
the saddle seat with pommel raised on robust vase and ring turned splayed legs joined
by H-form stretcher. Wonderful old green paint that appears to be original.
Pair of Windsor Chairs Featuring Rare Yoke Form Stretcher and Old Red Paint
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1800 (Likely by Seaver and Frost) - SOLD
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")
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