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")
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")
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 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".)
201-269 - SOLD
Antique, Windsor Sack Back Armchair, Rhode Island, circa 1775-1800 - SOLD
Bowed crest rail pierced by seven spindles that continue to medial rail ending in flat out-scrolled
hand grips supported by baluster turned posts above shaped saddle seat, raised on splayed
reel- and baluster-turned legs joined by swelled and reel-turned
H-form stretcher. Excellent functional condition; nice old refinished color and patina.
(Height: 38.25"; seat height: 18"; width: 23.75”; depth: 15.5")
The concave (yoke) crest over five molded-slats centered by turned posts; down-sloping arms with scrolled handholds; sausage turned stretchers. The chair lost height and was worthy of being expertly "ended-out" beneath the stretchers.
Dimensions: 49.5" H, 17" seat H, 23.75" W, 22.5" D.
A robust chair of generous proportion, with decent color; turned stretchers under arms with carved and scrolled handholds; the trapezoidal seat above turned double stretchers. Minor imperfections, generally excellent. (Height: 45.5"; seat height: 16"; width: 26.75"; depth: 21")
A nice example of the sometimes called nursing or work chair.
Tall urn finials adorn the rear posts centering four shaped and molded spats; rear posts and front legs joined by nicely turned box stretcher then raised on original rockers. The short arms are notable as they flare outward ending with large round handholds with spur like returns; turned arm supports are attached to seat rail by iron straps and taper as they continue to side stretchers which they pierce. The chair is in very old, probably early Victorian black paint with gold trim over what appears to be an original red pigment; ancient ash-splint seat. There is the addition of an early iron support on the proper right arm where it pierces the post. The iron mending strap conforms to half the post with a long tang securing the arm. (Height: 43.25"; seat height: 14.5".)
A nice chair of generous proportion having four arched slats with flanking knopped sausage turned stiles terminated by bold tall compressed ball and reel finials above molded down-scrolled arms with center ridge raised on baluster turned supports over an ancient splint seat on sausage and knopped front legs; cylindrical turned rear legs joined by a double box stretcher with frontal turnings. The surface retains ancient faux graining that may be original; ash splint seat with losses may be original; height loss-note bottom stretcher height. (Overall height: 45"; seat height: 15"; seat measures 22.5" across the front and 17" deep.)
223-14 - SOLD
Early Queen Anne Armchair, Four Slat Ladder back, Great Color and Patina
New England, Likely Connecticut, 18th Century - SOLD
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
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")
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")
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")
The slats being arched on top and bottom edges, the pointed bulb finals, the plain turned stiles, the flattened undercut arms, the ball and ring feet and baluster turnings are confidently assigned to Delaware River Valley shop traditions. The turner and joiner, makers of this chair, were quite competent; small size, successful proportions; apron design and slip seat all work in concert. The deep apron with fantastic profile joining the block and turned posts is secured by thirty-two wood pegs, eight each leg. The potty-board and the frame on which it sat…facilitating the chamber pot is long gone, all else fine and original. (Height: 43.5"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 24.75"; depth: 17.25")
A rare and very good example of the form featuring cutout heart within the domed and pierced crest rail above four molded banisters centered by robust turned back posts and finials; a variant of the "heart and crown" tradition. The shaped arms and handholds above a turned stretcher joining front and back posts; trapezoidal seat raised on turned legs joined by double front and side turned stretchers. The chair has a rich patina and remains in fine condition having lost less than one" of height. (H: 46.25"; seat H: 16 3/8"; W at widest point is 24 3/8") See Connecticut Furniture of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Wadsworth Athenaeum, 1967; plates 211 and 212 for nearly identical examples.
This chair having three arched slats, robustly turned front and back posts, and finials; down swept carved arms above trapezoidal seat...the legs joined by turned box stretcher system, the front stretchers are sausage turned. Old surface. (Height: 43.25"; seat height: 16.5"; width: 25.5"; depth: 17".)
637-62 - SOLD
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