The rear posts displaying a dense sequence of turnings are surmounted by fabulous tall finials and flank four arched slats; downsloping and turned armrests join elegant Vasiform on compressed ball front posts featuring mushroom cap handholds. The posts are tapered at feet and join the trapezoidal rush seat above double box stretchers…the front stretchers sausage turned. (Old black paint, overall excellent condition; H: 48"; W: 25")
Shaped crest over pierced gothic splat flanked by tapering stiles over trapezoidal seat, raised on cabriole legs terminating with beautifully caved claw and ball feet.
(Excellent condition; height 38”, depth of seat: 17”, width: 22”
Literature: See American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts 1660 – 1830, The
Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collection, pp. 116, 118, 119; catalog 43
(The seat recently upholstered with appropriate high-quality leather;
H: 39”, W: 20”, D: 17”, seat H: 18”)
The double-incised bow and tapering spindles above saddle seat with incised gutter
raised on ring and baluster turned legs [piercing seat] joined by “H” stretcher; the arms
featuring out swept handholds on similarly turned posts. Original surface history;
vintage green paint over multiple layers of paint.
Carved maple and ash, old black paint
A banister-back armchair, probably Boston or vicinity
displaying carved and pierced crest featuring C-scrolls and leafage; the crest above block
and turned posts centering five turned and split banisters; scrolled arms above trapezoidal
seat…the arms on turned supports continuing to block and turned legs [square raked rear legs].
The legs are joined by bulbous turned stretchers, the front being massive.
(Extremely minor imperfections; H: 47.5”, width 24 18”, seat H: 16.5”)
A vigorous chair of generous size featuring robust sausage-turned rear posts with bold finials joining five arched slats; blade arms under which are turned stretchers joining front posts. The legs display some loss of height and are joined by a double tier of box stretchers; the front sausage turned. The surface is quite wonderful.
(19th century rockers have been removed, minor height loss; H: 47”, W: 26”, D: 19”)
Literature: See American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts 1660 – 1830, The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collection, pp. 116, 118, 119; catalog 43
(The seat recently upholstered with appropriate high quality leather; H: 39”, W: 20”, D: 17”, seat H: 18”)
Elliptical pommel finials above slightly graduated arched slats having chamfered top front edges; old tape seat; turned posts joined by stretchers; rear legs with tilters.
(Very good condition, possibly original finish, seat is old, however, not original; H: 41", seat H: 17", W: 19", D: 14.5")
Featuring serpentine crest with upturned ears above five cylindrical spindles; curved mid-rail with paddle-form writing tablet and outwardly scrolled handhold above an original drawer raised on baluster and reel turned supports; swelled spindles above shaped saddle seat displaying two crisp maker's brands; the whole on raked baluster turned legs joined by bulbous turned H-stretcher. Old refinish, underside retains original green paint, second drawer under paddle and third drawer under seat missing. The paddle fitted with shallow well to hold inkwell during working life, else very good.
(H: 45", seat H: 15", W: 37", D: 32.5")
The crest rail (comb) rests high on turned spindles, armrest features out-scrolled handholds above baluster-turned posts joined by lower rail centering rare turned and split banisters; original rush seat with front corner-block; back and front posts joined by turned stretchers; full height; wonderful dry surface. (The original seat is very worn, especially at front rails; a retro over-seat upholstered in leather provides comfort and stability without compromising the original seat (Simply rests on frame). See Furniture Treasury by Wallace Nutting, plate 1841. (Overall H: 43.25"; seat H: 16.5"; W: 27"; D: 23.5")
The double-incised bowed crest rail is above eight swelled-spindles, joined to a saddle seat, raised on splayed baluster and ring turned legs joined by an H-form stretcher. The chairs 19th century dark paint is over original Windsor green paint. A pair of angled brackets was discretely added to each lower post (Attached to seat as depicted, early in working life) compensating for any looseness caused by shrinkage-insuring structural integrity; the chair is sound and invites everyday use. Ebenezer Tracy (1744-1803) and his son, Ebenezer Jr. (1780-1822)
(H: 38"; seat H: 16.25"; W: 16"; D: 17")
The swan's neck crest rail with a tulip head profile above the heart shape cutout is above four molded banister splats flanked by robust rear posts with ball-and-urn finials. The chair features upswept-out-swept arms with rolled grips, under which are turned medial stretchers joining front and rear posts. The generous trapezoidal seat is of woven rush, and is raised on turned legs joined by double stretchers; the front stretchers turned. (Overall the chair remains in very good condition and displays an old surface; the turned sections of front feet are replaced; rear feet extended as seen by darker wood. We note that color has been added to crest rail inviting further investigation; nonetheless, a robust chair for short money. (H: 44.75”, seat H: 15.5”, W: 26”, D: 21.5”)
Each with serpentine shell carved-crest above strap-work splat and trapezoidal seat within molded frame on shell-carved cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet. Both chairs retain an old dry surface; one chair with single replaced knee return, the other chair with small pieced section in crest at junction with stile; also, a wedge-shape patch in left rear foot that may be original to the leg. One chair marked with Roman numeral IV in seat frame, the other marked III, with original slip seats marked I and VIII respectively. (Seat H: 16.5": crest H: 38.5".)
Yoke carved crest rail on raking molded-stiles centering vasiform splat above rush seat raised on bloc, vase, and ring-turned legs joined by stretchers; resting in Spanish feet.
(Generally very good, minor imperfections consistent with age; crack to one corner-block, some fill to blocks, and the addition of a dowel through the back post to side seat-rail.
An attractive and functional chair; H: 40.75", seat H: 18", W: 18.75", D: 15.25")
A comfortable chair featuring outwardly scrolled handholds and old black paint; the D-shape saddle seat is nicely carved and is raised on beautifully turned legs joined by medial stretcher. (H: 35.5"; seat H: 17"; W: 23.25"; D: 14.75")
The arched and spurred crest centered by knopped urn finals atop the turned posts flanking four turned and split spindle banisters over trapezoidal seat on block and turned legs joined by stretchers. (H: 45.25"; seat H: 17"; W: 19"; D: 13.75")
The carved pillow-crest on very stylish flat arms having out-swept scrolled-handholds raised on tapering turned posts above the seat; below the seat the block and baluster posts are joined by robustly turned double box stretchers. The front leg is raised on a Spanish foot with others raised on elongated oval-ball feet. Nice old brown color over old, possibly original red; overall fine condition.
(H: 30.25"; seat H: 17"; W: 30.5"; D: 23".)
A comfortable chair featuring scrolled handholds and old black paint; the seat painted in soft yellow forward of the gutter. Medial stretcher appears to be an early working period replacement resultant of the chair taking a tumble. The original dark green paint now oxidized to nearly black was most likely applied as was the soft yellow paint on seat when the medial stretcher was replaced. A rear leg post where joined to seat was strengthened by inserting a large dowel. The structural integrity is without compromise; the chair should be used daily.
(H: 37.5"; seat H: 17.5": W: 21": D: 17")
Five slats with canted arches centered by sausage turned posts surmounted by turned finals; outwardly scrolled armrest on turned supports above seat raised on turned posts joined by turned stretchers. Original condition except seat, great condition. (H: 42.75"; seat H: 14.5"; W: 24.5"; D: 24.5")
For a related Windsor chair having similar turning vocabulary, pointed feet; swell at stretcher tips, and bow channel see Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs, page 276, figure 6-73. This example is in fine condition.
(H: 37.5"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 23.75"; D: 17.5")
The turned rear posts featuring beautiful finials flank four graduated and arched splats forming a desirable narrow back; scrolled arms with carved handholds that may be unique rest on turned arm supports having bowl turning above baluster; the front post continuing to ball feet.
The legs are joined by stretchers. Overall thinning salmon paint; rear post branded, probably maker.
(H: 49.5"; seat H: 16.75"; W: 21.75"; D: 19.75")
The tapering bow with low-sloping arch above arm rail with shaped handholds pierced by seven spindles; the arm is supported by turned posts; the shaped seat features a narrow chamfer conforming to bottom edge and is grooved at inside and outside edges of spindle platform. The chair is raised on uniquely turned legs with abruptly tapered foot (toes) joined by robust swelled stretchers. See American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, page 255, figure 2-26 for identical example. The left proper arm-rail has been pinned where bow pierces the arm to repair shrinkage fractures; the arm is stable and useable. Crusty old black paint, probably 19th century.
Dimensions: 35" H, 16.5" seat H, 26.25" W, 15.25" D.
A sophisticated example of generous proportion that has lost height; layers of paint have been removed exposing an old natural surface with all else fine.
See Connecticut Furniture Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Wadsworth Athenaeum, John Kirk, 1967; page 121.
Dimensions: 49" H, 16" seat H, 24.75" W, 17.5" D.
The four arched slats centered by turned rear posts with tall exuberant finials; unusual turned arms with turned handholds rest on baluster-turned front posts.
The front posts and rear legs joined by trapezoidal seat and double box stretcher; front stretchers are turned. Very good condition, decent color; some height loss. (8.25" H, 15.5" seat H, 24.5" W, 18.5" D.)
The rear posts, backswept and scrolled, centering the curved and slightly arched top rail above pierced and carved lower splat; the caned seats raised on saber legs. Very minor imperfections. (Height: 32"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 17"; depth: 16.5")
Having a gracefully curved double incised bow pierced by thirteen swelled and tapered spindles; the rails ending in scrolled arm terminals supported on robust turned arm-posts typical of Rhode Island turning. The carved seats are rounded at back, have a chamfered bottom rear edge; incised gutter centering spindles where let into seat and a front edge that is sharply undercut; the top is smartly tapered at front outside edges with pronounced pontil. The seats are raised on perfectly splayed vigorously turned, swelled and tapered legs joined by "H" stretcher system; the swelled section centered by turned rings with collars.
The baluster turnings with long necks and down-weighted bodies were favored by Rhode Island makers. These attractive and functional chairs are in a very old refinish and remain in fine original condition. (Height: 36"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 19.75"; depth: 17".)
The vasiform splat with scrolled profile beneath curvaceous top-rail with backswept ears centering tall stiles above the trapezoidal seat with corner-blocks...raised on turned front legs ending in turned pad feet; rear legs are backswept. The legs are joined by turned stretchers. The chair in an old varnish surface. (Height: 41"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 18"; depth: 14.5".)
Turned rear stiles flanking vasiform splat above a splint seat (imperfections) set on turned legs with pad feet joined by stretchers. The chair remains in excellent functional condition; old crusty resin surface, nice color.
(Dimensions: 42" H, 18" seat H, 19" W, 15" D.)
A sleek stylized chair featuring bold bamboo turnings, an extremely tall and flat crest rail, and a simple segmented rolled knuckle handhold of pegged joinery assign this chair to its own idiom. Some loss of height to rear feet, old refinish.
(H: 45"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 26"; D: 16")
Shaped crest over four banisters and carved lower rails joined by blocked, turned and raked posts with finials; rush seat raised on block and turned front legs resting on double ball feet legs and joined by turned stretcher. Old paint, imperfections. Please ask for David.
(H: 46.25"; seat H: 19.5"; W: 18.75"; D: 14.5")
The crest rail with projecting ears on bamboo turned stiles centering seven tapered spindles; beautiful shield-shaped seat raised on similarly turned legs joined by "H" stretcher. The paint is very early, as depicted there are surface losses. One post mended at comb, tight shrinkage fissure on back of one comb.
(Height: 35"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 15.75"; depth: 16"".)
The molded hoop-shaped bow is pierced by 9-double incised tapered bamboo turned rods. The saddle-shaped shaped seat is crisply undercut and is pierced by and raised on raked and well defined baluster and reel turned legs ending in brass ferrule feet; legs are jointed by turned stretchers. (Similar brass feet are frequently found on early New York Sheraton pieces.) The chair remains in a very early black and red faux grain paint. (Seat height: 18"; seat width: 16.75"; height at back: approximately 37.5".)
The three arched slats beneath turned top rail join turned stiles with tall finials; turned arms on mushroom-capped turned front posts continuing to turnip feet; the legs joined by the trapezoidal woven split seat and turned double box-stretchers. Wonderful old red paint over green. (Height: 42.5"; seat height: 16.25"; width: 24"; depth: 17".)
The bamboo-work posts taper sharply from top to bottom and center six tapered rods; shaped and incised plank seats raised on robust turned legs joined by "H" stretcher. Nice old color and in good functional condition. (Height: 35"; seat height: 16.5"; width: 14"; depth: 14.75".)
The pipe-stem spindles are received double incised bow as are two spindles forming the brace back. The shaped seats with incised gutter are raised on well defined turned legs with characteristically pronounced taper below the stretchers. The legs are joined by robust stretchers that are bold in their swelling and tapering. The old flat-black paint is dry with evidence of good age. (Height: 38.75"; seat height: 17".)
In old brown resin stain...constructed of mixed words, the rounded crest rail with seven spindles above the medial rail with flat shaped handgrips above turned supports above shaped plank seat, raised on similarly turned raked legs joined by similarly turned stretchers. (Seat height: 18.5"; height at back: 40".)
The top rail centering six flattened splats, each embellished on top and bottom with a small, turned ball...beneath which is a bottom rail with scallop carving and six similarly designed flattened spindles. The posts with thumb-shaped finials and compressed ring turnings, receive the arms that conform stylistically to the back. The shaped seat raised on turned legs, joined by box stretcher. This chair wants to be Southern, however, it may be that is hails from the Midwest; regardless, a whimsical inspiration that is perhaps singular.
Dimensions: 35.25" high, 17.5" seat height, 19.5" wide, 17.5" deep.
A good chair displaying overall successful form, proportions, and balance.
The chair features nicely carved out-swept knuckled and scrolled handholds, robust turnings, and a well shaped seat of generous proportion. The chair has lost some height...and was de-rockerized; other very minor imperfections. (Dimensions: 35.25" overall height, 15.5" seat height, 24" wide, 15.25" deep.)
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