Eighteenth Century New England Armchair, Double Heart Pierced Splat

Possibly Coastal Connecticut

Eighteenth Century New England Armchair, Double Heart Pierced Splat, Image 1

The outline of the back and shape of top rail conforms to those known to have been made in New York, and Coastal Connecticut. The 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 pierced 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 trapezoidal seat above turned and tapered front legs join double box stretchers... front stretchers feature ring, reel, and compressed ball turnings. The chair is in old black paint.

Date: Circa 1790

Measurement: Height; 43"; Seat Height: 15.5"; Width: 22"; Depth: 16.25"; Height of arm from floor is 23.75".

Condition: Excellent


SKU: 965-4

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