Condition: Excellent original condition; small restoration to top of one stile ear at peg
piercing…for this writer, moot!
Additional Information: A competently joined miniature version of full-size table
displaying original red paint…dry patina. The rectangular top pivots on cleats; secured
to stiles with four removeable dowels having ball terminuses. Seat board and rails
joining demilune cutout sides. Great display for folk art dolls.
A diminutive roundabout chair, the curved crest rail with stepped pillow continuing to
scroll arms featuring well-formed out-turned handhold raised on baluster turned posts
joining seat rail continuing to feet; the legs joined by double box stretcher. The rush seat
is very, very old if not original. The chair displaying original thinning red was long ago
over-painted in black…the black pigment is nearly/completes worn to red. As
encountered with most children’s chair some loss of height.
(Height: 20.5"; seat height: 10"; width: 22"; depth: 18")
The tall canted plank back with pierced handhold joining down sloping wings continuing
to armrests that receive the trapezoidal seat board; sides and seat are joined by dado
and front rail. The cutout base forms feet of which the back is outwardly raked. Best dry
early green paint over original red; very good patina. Fine condition; H: 20.25”, width at
back: 12.75”, at front:13.25, seat depth: 10.5”.
Ogee arch surmounting tapering canted back joining outwardly flared down sloping
wings continuing to half round armrests; sides continue to ogee cutout base forming
feet. The sides receive the pierced trapezoidal seat board; sides and seat are joined by
dado joint. This chair, displaying great patina is a survivor that likely served generations.
Minor imperfections consistent with use and age…two little wedges of wood at base
board have been restored; medial shelf under seat that held jug is long gone…great
sculptural object. (Height: 27.5"; seat height: 8.75"; width: 13"; depth: 10.75")
This compact and robust profile following the pattern of an adult’s chair…scaled for a
child speaks to NYC shop traditions; possibly by Walter MacBride (Active 1792-1797;
still managing a chair shop in 1803, although primarily operating a hauling business) or
Thomas Ash I and William Ash I. This little gem 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. Old black paint, very
good surface; minor imperfections consistent with age and use. (Height: 23.5"; seat
height: 10.5"; width: 17.25"; depth: 10.25")
The decorated slat-back is above eight arrow-shape spindles flanked by folksy curved/bowed arms featuring button terminus; carved, incised and shaped plank seat raised on raking turned legs joined by “H”-stretcher. Possibly an experimental design featuring a standard bent back with “flat sticks” (period term) combined with wonderful quirky arms and, button arm tips, the turned arm supports bulging outwards. Also, it is interesting that the design of the back is clearly circa 1810…Yet, other features date to the late 18th century, especially the shape of seat at each end; the three-section bamboo turnings rather than updated four-section bamboo-work; the “H” plan stretcher system rather than box-style bracing. Please see pp. 211 to 217 in Nancy Evans’s American Windsor Chairs where you will view similar mixtures in design.
Another subtle feature, a New York City shop tradition, are the grooved double rings across the lower third of the entire back from post-to-post. (We note that the seat is carved of white pine rather than the NYC favored yellow poplar.) The tablet features hand painted grape leaves, tendrils and vines centering conch shells…strawberries for color; the arrows display green leafy-devices on red stems with little soft-blue flowers, the back is flanked by similarly decorated posts. The painted surface remains in a most high state of originality with “as expected” and minor wear, overall patina is great, areas of “expected” thin paint such as arms and seat edges display a deep, rich, and smooth brown color. The overall integrity is without compromise.
(Height: 31"; width: 34"; depth: 15")
A hand-painted reticulated basket of fruits decorates the tablet; downward sloping arms with scrolled terminus; shaped seat with incised gutter and undercut/canted edge raised on turned legs resting on button feet joined by turned stretchers. (21 by 13 by 10”)
The turned tapering stiles with finials join two arched slats; shaped arms on ring and vasiform turned supports continuing to splayed legs joined by double stretchers. As is so often the case, the front medial stretcher was replaced during an early period of use; a strong hardwood stick facilitated a make-do repair. The stick has developed a great patina and is pleasingly timeworn; the underside retains a smooth bark. (The splint seat displays age, however, it is not original. H: 38.25"; seat H: 22"; W: 13"; D: 15.75")
The arched, carved and pierced backsplash above a pair of short glove drawers having carved wood pulls; drawers centered by projecting incised and scrolled frontal moldings; fielded panel sides similarly molded. The lower section displays a slightly projecting top and contains three working drawers flanked by carved, incised and scrolled moldings continuing to similarly treated scrolled feet joined by shaped apron; back feet also carved. At the top of case (center of splash), and at top center and outside corners of lower-case are applied carved quarter and half-round ornaments. The case and drawer fronts are faux grained, all else stained; superb surface. Excellent original condition; two light scratches on side of case, else fine. (H: 27.5"; W: 15"; D: 10.5")
The blocked and molded top profile conforms to the case containing three block carved drawers; each with three protruding panels alternating with four convex panels. The hardware appears to be original, cast pewter back-plates with iron bails fastened by cotter pins. (Primarily intact, base restored; proper right side molding replaced; H: 16.5"; W: 20.25"; D: 11.25")
Stylistically, a very different piece of seating furniture, perhaps inspired by Baltimore tradition, yet with Pennsylvania elements; architecturally interesting-perhaps unique. The tablet-centered crest joining incised knop turned stiles having finials consisting of multiple ring-turned bands forming ball-like finials centering five bamboo and crease turned spindles; the center spindle features a medallion. The round cornered rectangular seat is dished and has an ornamental seat projection at front center; seats are raised on legs with ring turned bands under seat, down-weighted incised baluster above reverse baluster terminating with a knop above a small turned foot. The legs are joined by a delicate turned box stretcher. The chair is fancy grain painted in a style often found on central Pennsylvania pieces. The decorated surface is early and is found over original green paint. Other than typical paint losses the chair remains in great condition. (H: 29.75"; seat H: 14"; W: 13.5"; D: 14.75".)
The applied crown molding above side-by-side short drawers above two long drawers all set within beaded openings; the case raised on strait bracket feet joined by scalloped apron. Surface competently cleaned of over-paint exposing old red. (H: 14.5"; W: 14.5"; D: 9.75")
Child's Settee, Paint Decorated bench
Circa 1830 to 1840 - SOLD
Hand and stenciled decoration ornament this example which remains in very good condition. Looks like gramps daubed a tad of brown paint on areas with paint loss; doesn't distract and is minor. (9" by 23.25" by 9.5")
Doll, China Head
Circa 1880's - SOLD
Covered wagon hairdo, charming doll nicely dressed in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 27" tall.
Original surface history, finials and handholds. Notice the flattened front posts and loss of height cased by generations of children using it as a "walker" as they learned to walk! The chair measures 25" in overall height (7.5" in height to the seat), 14" in width and 11" in depth.
The slant lid with mitered, lapped and pegged battens rests on loppers and opens to a fitted interior featuring six-cubbies having outstanding lobed valances and shaped dividers over four drawers retaining original brass pulls. The interior writing surface has a sliding deck section that opens to a storage compartment.
The lower section has two graduated drawers with overhanging thumb-molded edges and original brasses. The whole raised on a tall and robust applied bracket base. The surface with traces of thin red is very old and has a rich patina; (1758) in the backboards. (W: 29" D: 16"; H: 38" with a writing surface height of 28.25")
With unusual lollipop finial above the slightly domed and back-swept backboard; the winged sides are outwardly flared. The seat is fitted with a removable seat board above the analogous seat board which is fitted for the chamber pot.
Dimensions: 28" overall height, 7.5" seat height, 11.75" wide, 10.5" deep.
The stylish turned finals above posts centering slats above a very old rush seat raised on tapered legs joined by box-stretcher. Fantastic apple green paint; pegged construction. (Height: 18"; seat height: 6.5"; width: 10.5"; depth: 8.5".)
Side-by-side glove drawers surmounted by scrolled backboard above a projecting case of three long drawers raised on carved octagonal feet; feet swell and taper and are analogous extensions of the stiles. The drawers are dovetailed with drawer fronts being painted and having turned wooden knobs; case in a red resin stain. Secondary wood on lower drawer restored, otherwise all else fine and original. (Height: 23.5"; width: 21.75"; depth: 12.5".)
Tall finials over arched splats...down sloping arms; turned seat rails and stretchers join the robust posts. A wonderful early armchair displaying typical wear to front posts and handholds. The pine seat was added long ago during the chairs period of use; loss of height. Ancient black paint over green paint; dry surface. (Height: 21.5"; seat height: 6.25"; width: 15.5"; depth: 11.5".)
As depicted, exuberantly molded pediment above a pair of molded glazed doors; the slant lid opens to reveal the interior fitted with six drawers and scrolled dividers above the projecting and shaped front. The lower case with side handles contains three long drawers and is raised on conforming bracket base. Nicely figured veneers, banding, and inlays compliment this piece. This lovely piece has been expertly restored and measures 45.25" in overall height, 20.25" wide, 11" deep, with a 17" writing height.
This chair, a successfully turned and joined small scale version of an adult's chair, remains in excellent original condition; the seat is not period and the red surface is tinning with all else fine. (Height: 24"; seat height: 8.25".)
The slat-back above four tapered and incised spindles centered by out-swept incised rear posts that receive the turned, tapered, and incised armrests. The armrests on turned, incised, and swelled posts. The shaped and scooped plank-seat raised on delicate turned and incised legs joined by box stretcher. The footrest is original as is the paint which has a nice patina. Overall fine original condition. (Height: 35.5"; seat height: 24"; width: 15.5"; depth: 15.5".)
This rarely encountered matched pair features classic Bergen County finals above three shaped slats; trapezoidal seats in old natural rush raised on plain-turned legs ending in ball feet that are joined by stretchers. (Height: 30.5"; seat height: 12.5".)
632-20 - SOLD
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