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Queen Anne Splat Back Armchair in Red Paint, Probably Connecticut River Valley
Date/Period: 1785-1820 - SOLD


Queen Anne Splat Back Armchair in Red Paint, Probably Connecticut River Valley, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 45"; seat height: 15.5"; width: 24.5"; depth: 16.5"

Material: Maple, rush seat

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: A generously proportioned comfortable rural chair displaying a
terrific surface quality.

SOLD

879-140


Queen Anne Splat Back Armchair in Red Paint, Probably Connecticut River Valley, entire view 2

Queen Anne Splat Back Armchair in Red Paint, Probably Connecticut River Valley, back view

Queen Anne Splat Back Armchair in Red Paint, Probably Connecticut River Valley, arm view

Queen Anne Splat Back Armchair in Red Paint, Probably Connecticut River Valley, finial view



Title: Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston
High Back Boston Chair
Underside of seat is branded “S. GRAGG / BOSTON”
Date/Period: 1810-1820


Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 45.75"; seat height: 17"; width: 24"; depth: 18"

Material: Maple, walnut, and pine, original mustard yellow paint

Condition: Very good, little bit of white latex paint on side of one arm that will easily clean off; minor
in- paint at center of seat where commonly worn

Additional Information: A generously proportioned and comfortable armchair featuring a curvilinear
(back-curved) back and reverse-curved spindles supporting comb. The slightly convex tablet is tapered as
seen from the sides and gently rolled backward; square back having seven steamed and bent spindles
flanked by conforming stiles. The walnut arms feature volute carved terminus; front edge of “D” shaped
seat is sharply chamfered and is raised on bamboo-turned legs joined by similarly turned-stretchers…the
front stretcher having a narrow rectangular tablet common to the Boston fancy-chairmaking tradition.

$1,750.00

270-180


Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, entire view 2

Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, entire view 3

Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, entire view 4

Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, entire view 5

Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, bottom view

Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, brand

Samuel Gragg Windsor Comb Back Armchair, Underside of Seat Branded – Gragg – Boston, detail view



Title: Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface
New York
Date/Period: Circa 1780


Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 39"; seat height: 18"; width: 26.5"; depth: 17"

Material: Maple, ash, pine seat

Condition: Three brass plate repairs to shrinkage fissures, two in bow, one to arm
rail, else fine; chair is strong, should be used daily.

Additional Information: This example being of good form, is in a very dry historic
painted surface. The bow terminus displays typical New York bow ends, they taper then
flair forming square terminals (flattened bow face); this example displays the distinctive
tenon securing the bow within the arm rail mortice. Nicely developed knuckles and seat.

$1,485.00

1079-25


Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, entire view 2

Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, entire view 3

Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, entire view 4

Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, seat view

Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, underside view

Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, arm detail

Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, detail view 1

Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface New York, detail view 2



Title: Heart and Crown Crest Banister Back Armchair
Date/Period: Circa 1750


Heart and Crown Crest Banister Back Armchair, entire view

Measurement: Height: 45"; seat height: 16"; width: 23"; depth: 19"

Material: Maple, ash, original black paint

Condition: Rear legs ended just below stretcher, old shrinkage crack to crest glued,
needs a new seat.

Additional Information: A Connecticut heart-and-crown banister-back armchair, likely
the Durand Shop, Milford, circa 1750. The shaped crest rail with a heart cutout above
four molded banister splats flanked by turned stiles featuring ball-and-urn finials; arms
with shaped handgrips above turned stretchers; woven trapezoidal rush seat set on
turned legs.

$2,250.00

1310-89


Heart and Crown Crest Banister Back Armchair, detail view 1

Heart and Crown Crest Banister Back Armchair, detail view 2



Queen Anne Side Chair, Vasiform Splat, Serpentine Crest, Spanish Feet, Painted
New England, Circa 1760
Classic transition side-chair in old paint over original red


Antique Painted Queen Anne Side Chair with Vasiform Splat and Spanish Feet, Circa 1760, angle view

(Very good functional condition; H: 39.5”, W: 19.5”, D: 14”, seat H: 17.5”)

$425

1008-44


Antique Painted Queen Anne Side Chair with Vasiform Splat and Spanish Feet, Circa 1760, entire view
Antique Painted Queen Anne Side Chair with Vasiform Splat and Spanish Feet, Circa 1760, tablet detail
Antique Painted Queen Anne Side Chair with Vasiform Splat and Spanish Feet, Circa 1760, leg detail



Title: 18th Century Great Chair, Ladderback Armchair, Flat Arms
Date/Period: Circa 1730-1750


18th Century Great Chair, Ladderback Armchair, Flat Arms, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 41"; seat height: 16"; width: 22.5"; depth: 15.5"

Material: Maple and ash

Condition: Very good overall, top front stretcher is possible an early retro.

Additional Information: Turned rear posts featuring outstanding finials joining three
shaped slats above the trapezoidal seat; the front posts retain complete ball-shaped
[mushroom] handholds. Of special merit are the carved flat or blade form armrests. The
legs remain at full height and are joined by turned double box stretcher. The chair sports
a coat of 19th century black paint…nice patina.

$1,675.00

1289-1


18th Century Great Chair, Ladderback Armchair, Flat Arms, entire view 2

18th Century Great Chair, Ladderback Armchair, Flat Arms, entire view 3

18th Century Great Chair, Ladderback Armchair, Flat Arms, entire view 4

18th Century Great Chair, Ladderback Armchair, Flat Arms, detail view 1

18th Century Great Chair, Ladderback Armchair, Flat Arms, detail view 2



Title: Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair,
Rhode Island
Date/Period: 1775-1790


Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 37.5"; seat height: 16.25"; width: 23.5"; depth: 15"

Material: Maple, ash, and pine

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.

$2,950.00

SKU: 424-356


Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, entire view 2

Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, entire view 3

Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, entire view 4

Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, detail view

Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, seat view

Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, underside view



18th Century Banister Back Armchair,
Large Mushrooms Handholds
Probably Connecticut
Maple and Ash, old black paint,
dry sugary surface


18th Century Banister Back Armchair, Large Mushrooms Handholds
Probably Connecticut
Maple and Ash, old black paint, dry sugary surface, entire view 1

This chair is all about the pair of 4.5-inch handholds that are beautifully formed and
worn smooth, great color and patina. Very early Victorian paint with now faded
stenciling on the crest rail. Very good condition.
(Height: 44"; seat height: 18"; width: 27.75"; depth: 18"' mushroom diameter: 4.5")


18th Century Banister Back Armchair, Large Mushrooms Handholds
Probably Connecticut
Maple and Ash, old black paint, dry sugary surface, entire view 2

18th Century Banister Back Armchair, Large Mushrooms Handholds
Probably Connecticut
Maple and Ash, old black paint, dry sugary surface, entire view 3

18th Century Banister Back Armchair, Large Mushrooms Handholds
Probably Connecticut
Maple and Ash, old black paint, dry sugary surface, entire view 4

18th Century Banister Back Armchair, Large Mushrooms Handholds
Probably Connecticut
Maple and Ash, old black paint, dry sugary surface, entire view 5

$17,500.00

745-182




Pilgrim Century Carver Armchair, Turned Great Chair, Spindle Back
Eastern Massachusetts, Perhaps Boston, Suffolk County
A rarely encountered 17th century form, diminutive, likely original surface Ash


Pilgrim Century Carver Armchair, Turned Great Chair, Spindle Back
Eastern Massachusetts, Perhaps Boston, Suffolk County, entire view 2

Pilgrim Century [17th century] Carver armchair with finials above vase turned stiles, the
turned crest rail above a back having three turned tapering spindles, the turned
armrests joining front posts, above a trapezoidal seat, the legs joined by double box
stretcher. Imperfections are consistent with age and use; one arm and two side
stretchers are replaced; the retrofitting was done with ash…natural color and patina
matches the overall chair; it is obvious that these repairs were made very early in the
chairs working life, likely during the 18th century. There are small losses to the top orb of
each finial that do not distract. (Height: 46.5"; seat height: 16"; width: 24"; depth: 18")


Pilgrim Century Carver Armchair, Turned Great Chair, Spindle Back
Eastern Massachusetts, Perhaps Boston, Suffolk County, entire view 1

Pilgrim Century Carver Armchair, Turned Great Chair, Spindle Back
Eastern Massachusetts, Perhaps Boston, Suffolk County, detail view

$18,500.00

1039-80




Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface - SOLD


Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface, entire view 3

A tight composition featuring tall finials, the lobed tapering crest rail and deep keeper
rail with scrolled returns are outstanding as are the banisters that perfectly mirror the
posts; down sloping carved ribbed arms, graceful front post turning terminating with
elegant mushroom handholds; robust double stretches (Overall very good and tight
condition, nice old color; one-inch of front legs and three-inches of rear legs expertly
ended elevating the chair to full height…else fine.
(Height: 48"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 25"; depth: 15.5")


Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface, entire view 2

Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface, entire view 1

Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface, detail view 1

Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface, detail view 2

Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface, detail view 3

Antique, William and Mary Banister-Back Great-Chair, Outstanding Armchair
Connecticut Shoreline, Rhode Island to Guilford Area, Circa 1750-1790
Displaying Exquisite Design and Masterful Craftsmanship, Great Surface, detail view 4

SOLD

1315-1




William and Mary Banister Back Armchair
Eastern Connecticut, 18th Century
Maple


William and Mary Banister Back Armchair
Eastern Connecticut, 18th Century
Maple, entire view

Saddle cresting above molded banisters flanked by turned posts; down swept arms with
scrolled terminus joining front posts continuing to robust button feet; the legs joined by
double box stretcher, the front stretchers are sausage turned. Nice old color, traces of
old black paint. Excellent condition.
(Height: 44.5"; seat height: 17.75"; width: 25"; depth: 16")

$985.00

648-27




Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760 - SOLD


Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760, entire view

Graceful and inviting armchair of generous proportion. Serpentine crest rail featuring backswept knuckled ears and carved shell in center, beading on upper edge. Baluster splat sits in carved keeper shoe. Stiles with beaded outer edges continue to backswept chamfered legs. Cyma curve arms with scroll knuckled terminals are supported by cyma curved arm supports attached to trapezoidal slip seat rail with screws on interior surface. Single shell carving on front seat rail echoes that on crest rail. Cabriole legs with shell knee carvings terminate in trifid feet.
(Overall height: 40"; seat height: 16.5"; width: 23")


Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760, angle view

Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760, back detail 1

Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760, back detail 2

Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760, armrest detail

Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760, seat detail

Queen Anne Armchair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760, foot detail

SOLD

270-151




Early Ladder-back Side Chair in Original Black Paint
New England, circa 1790-1830


Early Ladder-back Side Chair in Original Black Paint
New England, circa 1790-1830, angle view

A simple and functional chair for everyday use
(Height: 41"; seat height: 16"; width: 19.5"; depth: 14")

$225.00

1187-42




William and Mary Banister Back Armchair in Old Black Paint
Probably Piscataqua River Valley, New Hampshire, Circa 1760
A commodious, elegant and clean example


Antique William and Mary Banister Back Armchair in Old Black Paint, Circa 1760, angle view

Please call for additional information, and/or enthusiastic discussion.
H: 45"; W: 20.5"; D: 19"

$4,850

1164-3


Antique William and Mary Banister Back Armchair in Old Black Paint, Circa 1760, entire view
Antique William and Mary Banister Back Armchair in Old Black Paint, Circa 1760, hand hold detail



Turned great chair with oversized pommels and tallest finials
Early, large and substantial
New London County, Connecticut
Circa 1680
Ash


Turned great chair with oversized pommels and tallest finials
Early, large and substantial
New London County, Connecticut
Circa 1680, double view

This monumental chair may fill this gap in the object record. While the chair assumes the basic configuration of archetypical New London County turned-chairs, it exhibits subtle structural and ornamental variations that suggest a probable earlier date of manufacture. Overall, the chair is larger and more substantial than the standard New London County turned-chair. The posts are massive, exceeding 2.5" in diameter. The finials are the tallest and most robust examples known. The posts are turned with a dense sequence of urns, rings, and incised lines that reflects the compressed character of mid 17th-century turned ornament. Additionally, the chair is constructed entirely of ash, a wood more familiar to immigrant turners than the maple used for the posts of virtually all other New London County turned-chairs.
Condition
This New London County great-chair has sustained some loss and damage during the course of its use. However, the visual and academic importance of the chair balances any issues of condition. When old upholstery was removed, the shaped profiles were lost from the upper edges of the slats. These missing elements have been restored based upon the pattern of other intact New London County turned-chairs. The posts have been extended about 6", although the lower row of stretchers is intact. Probably during the 19th-century, a horizontal brace was installed behind the finials. This addition necessitated the removal of the back profile of the finials and top section of the posts, a missing element also recently restored. The present coat of black paint dates to the 20th-century.
References
Another New London County turned-chair with unusually heavy ash posts is owned by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and is illustrated in American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, p. 2; catalog entry f-2. Other information is available by request.

$18,875

621-18


Turned great chair with oversized pommels and tallest finials
Early, large and substantial
New London County, Connecticut
Circa 1680, armrest detail



Armchair
New York
Circa 1800
Complex pierced splat with cutout hearts


Armchair
New York
Circa 1800, angle view

The outline of the back and shape of top rail conforms to those generally known to have been made at New York with some southwestern Connecticut influence. The yoke shaped crest rail having rounded ear-shoulders is pinned to the turned and tapered stiles. The complex design of the pierced splat is outstanding; openwork heart above a lyrical form centered by a double figure eight above the out swept bottom section with yet another heart; splat is let into the shaped lower back rail. The set back out swept flat arms with shaped handholds are let into stiles and pinned; supported by rapidly transitioned robust turned down-weighted arm supports that are tenoned into turned side stretchers. The corner blocked seat above turned and tapered front legs joined by ring, reel and compressed ball turnings. The chair is in old black paint. (Height; 43"; seat height: 15.5"; width: 22"; depth: 16.25"; height of arm from floor is 23.75".)

$3,750

570-142


Armchair
New York
Circa 1800, entire view
Armchair
New York
Circa 1800, back detail
Armchair
New York
Circa 1800, armrest detail
Armchair
New York
Circa 1800, legs detail



Armchair, Four slat ladder back
Bergen County, New Jersey
Circa 1750
Ash and maple


Armchair, Four slat ladder back
Bergen County, New Jersey
Circa 1750, angle view

This example in old surface featuring classic Bergen County urn finials, carved down-sloped arms with robust scrolled handholds on ball-turned posts; trapezoidal seat in old natural rush raised on turned posts joined by stretcher system, the front stretchers sausage turned. (Height: 43"; Seat height: 15.5".)

$2,650

632-19


Armchair, Four slat ladder back
Bergen County, New Jersey
Circa 1750, entire view



Early Queen Anne Armchair, Four Slat Ladder back, Great Color and Patina
New England, Likely Connecticut, 18th Century


Antique Queen Anne Armchair with Great Color and Patina, Connecticut, 18th Century, angle view

(Good condition; H: 42”, seat H: 14”, W: 24.25”, D: 15.75”)

$785

410-141


Antique Queen Anne Armchair with Great Color and Patina, Connecticut, 18th Century, entire view



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