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")
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")
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".)
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.)
410-53 - SOLD
Fan-back Windsor Side Chair, Attributed to Samuel Wing, Sandwich, MA Date/Period: 1795-1805 - SOLD
Condition: Fine structural condition, simple painted decoration (striping) on 19th century black paint
Additional Information: Handsome concave serpentine crest rail featuring molded
lower edge continuing to projecting volute carved scroll terminuses above turned posts
flanking seven spindles. The turned legs joined by “H-stretcher pierce the exceptional
sharply carved saddle seat with rounded front edges and pontil.
This example in crusty green paint is taller than many, comfortable for seating
The crest featuring plain volutes above five spindles; the arms having out scrolled handholds
are supported by baluster-turned posts, shaped seat pierced by delicately turned legs joined by
stretcher system. Original surface history, excellent original condition;
height: 40"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 24"; depth: 14.5".
The double-incised bow centered by seven-spindles and the bracing rods above the beautifully shaped saddle seat raised on outstanding turned legs joined by the ambitiously turned "H" stretcher. The chairs are in an ancient brown resin stain; lovely dry patina. (Height: 37.25"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 16"; depth: 18.5".)
568-1 - SOLD
Knuckle Arm Windsor Sack Back Armchair in Old Surface
New York Date/Period: Circa 1780 - SOLD
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.
The heavy, square-cornered, S-curved arm supports on bow-back armchairs originated in Boston; an interpretation of the Philadelphia model (as discussed in Evans) with variation in the arm supports. The bamboo spindles of Boston chairs are also better modeled, and the bow waists are more pinched. The bow faces mimic the Philadelphia model, being crowned with a scratch bead at either edge. More typical of New England work is the flat bow face with scratch beads.
Please note that there is some variation in the subject chairs when compared to those published within American Windsor Chairs, although the two documented chairs in the book are from the same shop-William Seaver and Nathaniel (not James) Frost-one of several Boston shops active during this period. The seat shaping and the proportions of the bamboo legs vary from shop to shop.
There is only one other instance of the use of squared, S-curved arm posts in American Windsor Chairs, and that is in the Rhode Island chairs of fig. 6-16. These chairs are 20 years earlier in date, however, and they represent a short-lived independent interpretation, which probably owes more to English than to American design.
The pipe-stem spindles are received by the double incised bow as are two spindles forming the brace back; down-sloping double-incised mahogany arms with scrolled handholds rest on baluster and ring turned supports and delicate pipe stem spindles. The well defined shaped-saddle-seat with incised gutter is raised on baluster and ring turned legs joined by robust stretchers that are bold in their swelling and tapering. The chair remains in excellent condition; surface has been cleaned to expose old green paint. (Height: 38.5"; seat height: 17.25".)
The shaped crest with ears above eight turned spindles flanked by turned posts a saddle seat, on ring, reel, and baluster-turned legs joined by H-stretcher; all in the stylistic tradition of the Tuttle shop.
For nearly identical documented Tuttle Windsor chairs see Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs, pp 366 and 367, fig. 6-219. Tuttle first advertised Windsor chairs in 1796. According to Evans, his chairs are the only Windsor chairs identified as being of Salem origin. Excellent condition, good surface; H: 36.5"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 17"; D: 17".
Robust turnings, shaped seat, tight and functional, good surface
Excellent condition (H: 37.25"; seat H: 18"; W: 20.25"; D: 15.75")
336-109 - SOLD
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