Paint Decorated Steel Windsor Armchair,
Industrial, All Metal
for Eastern Scientific (Medical Supply Company)
Providence, Rhode Island, Circa 1926
Just for cool, all metal Windsor bow back armchair
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")
Windsor Mammy’s Bench, Rocking Settee, Tablet Back over Urn Shaped Splats
New England, 19th Century
Original fancy stenciling and yellow trim against broadly brushed black and red paint
(Excellent original condition; H: 28"; W: 47"; D: 22")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Antique Step Back Bucket Bench, Case of Shelves, Original Red Paint
New England, Early 19th Century
A scarcely encountered rarity of great utility - SOLD
(H: 65.5", W: 42", top D: 8.75", bottom D: 11.75")
Country Bench, Plank Seat, Pointed Arch Cutouts, Traces of Original Thinning Blue Paint
New England, Early 19th Century
Plank seat above cutout base joined by straight apron with shaped ends, best patina - SOLD
(One side with nearly full coverage original paint, the other side with mostly weathered surface displaying traces of paint; probably lived on a porch for many years; H: 16.5”, W: 71.5”, D: 11.5”)
1096-5 - SOLD
Settee Bench, Windsor, Rocking, Original Paint, Fine Condition, Extremely Rare
Branded A. Howe, possibly Ara Howe (1797 to 1863) Circa 1830’s
Worked in Sterling, Massachusetts before Moving to Vermont
A diminutive rarity in remarkable condition displaying exquisite design - SOLD
Published within the Decorative Arts Photographic Collection at Winterthur is a Boston-style rocking chair by Ara Howe, retaining Howe’s label; it is 20-years later than the settee, however the front arm posts and the shape of the arms are related.
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(H: 30.5”, Tablet W: 34.5”, rocker D: 26.75”, seat depth to spindles: 12”)
1120-58 - SOLD
Paint Decorated Windsor Side Chairs, Maker Signed, Matched Set of Six
Stamped T.H. BROWN, WARRENTEED, and S.R.
Probably Thomas H. Brown, Sterling, Massachusetts
(SR probably owner; see Evans, p. 709)
Hand-painted, original condition - SOLD
Tablet-crests with rounded ends featuring hand painted fruits, leaves, and tendrils on raking posts centering five spindles above scooped, incised, and chamfered plank seats raised on turned legs joined by box-stretcher; overall over-varnished yellow paint with green trip. (H: 34", seat H: 17", W: 18", D: 16.25")
399-2 - SOLD
Bucket Bench, Shaped Sides, Graduated Shelves, Plate Rail, Original Red Paint
Pennsylvania, 19th Century
Country form, function and great surface - SOLD
(Very good condition, competent construction; dimensions: H: 43”, W: 44”, D including projecting bottom shelf: 14”)
843-254 - SOLD
Bench, Windsor Settee, Paint Decorated, Arrow Back, Scrolled Arms
Circa 1825 to 1840
Retaining original paint, broad black brush strokes against red, yellow and green trim; tablet is stenciled - SOLD
(Very good original condition, extremely minor imperfections consistent with use;
H: 35.5", seat H: 17.5", W: 71", D: 19")
556-63 - SOLD
Chairs, Windsor Tablet Back, Matched Set of Six
Early 19th Century - SOLD
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"; seat height: 18"; width: 15.75"; depth: 16".)
637-55 - SOLD
Bench, Original red paint
19th Century - SOLD
The top featuring faicure board with shaped ends; bench is raised on board ends with half round hollow curves forming feet. (Length: 72.5"; depth: 9.5"; height: 15".)
637-59 - SOLD
Side Chairs, Windsor Dining Chairs, Original Paint, Set of Six
New England, Circa 1810
Shaped tablet featuring stepped down ends - SOLD
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 limited to tablets; one spindle has a minor and unseen repair else fine.
(H: 35.5"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 15"; D: 15.75".)
581-5 - SOLD
Small Bucket Bench
Mustard Paint - SOLD
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"; width: 39.25"; depth: 11".
201-248 - SOLD
19th Century - SOLD
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"; length: 93.5"; depth: 12".)
175-44 - SOLD
Four Windsor Side Chairs, Original Fancy Paint, Maker Signed, Thumb Back
Peter Atherton Willard (Branded, PA WILLARD / Warranted)
Sterling, Massachusetts (Worcester County)
Circa 1825 to 1845
Stenciled and freehand ornamentation, vinegar grained seat, yellow ground - SOLD
Very minor imperfections, good functional seating
(H: 33": seat H: 17": W: 17.25": D: 16.25")
1043-1 - SOLD
19th Century Red Painted Bucket Bench - SOLD
Great utility country piece...bucket bench over 2 paneled doors.
Dimensions: 46.5" overall height, 26.75" height to first shelf, 20" space between shelves, 15.5 by 39.75" lower shelf area, 41.5" overall width, 15.5" overall depth.
637-61 - 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"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 15.25"; depth: 19".)
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"; width: 43.5"; depth: 12".)
718-8 - SOLD
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 Settee, Paint Decorated, Tablet Back
Circa 1840 - SOLD
Mixed woods, original painted decoration, 37 x 71.5 x 18"
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"; width: 80.5"; depth: 21.5".)
410-69 - SOLD