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")
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”)
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.
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.)
This outstanding arm chair of oversize proportion features a yoke-crest rail above turned and tapered rear posts centering a solid vasiform splat. The concave arms with down turned scrolled handholds rest on beautiful ambitiously turned front posts. The rear posts taper forming the conical feet and are joined to the beautifully turned and tapered front legs by box stretchers...the front stretcher being boldly turned. Please notice the out swept feet retain intact under pads. This rarely encountered example remains in excellent condition...a minor tight grain fissure on right side of splat had been repaired with all else fine. The surface appears to be 19th century black paint over original black paint. Dimensions: height: 46.5"; width measured across arms is 25.5"; depth of seat; 18".
274-83 - SOLD
New England Banister Back Armchair, William & Mary, Great Green Paint
Likely Connecticut River Valley Date/Period: 1760-1780 - SOLD
Condition: Very good, brass castor cups that were apparently installed in the 19th century remain sans wheels.
Additional Information: The turned rear posts retaining original finials centering four
turned and split banisters joined by shaped top and bottom rails. The arms with scrolled
handholds above front posts; the legs joined by robust front stretcher and turned side
Condition: Legs expertly ended-out, one scroll and one lobe of crest tulip glued, any
other imperfections are minor and commensurate with age and use. Chair is perfect for
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
Four arched splats centered by robust sausage, ring, and compressed ball turned posts; the tall finals are original. The out-swept arms with carved scrolled handholds rest on turned support that pierces seat rail, tapers and is let-into barrel turning of upper-side-stretcher. The trapezoidal seat retains original splint and is raised on turned legs joined by stretcher system.
This example, always a rocker, remains in a high state of originality including rockers; one arm-support is an early working period carved "make-do".
(Height: 41.5"; seat height: 14.5"; width: 24.5"; depth: 25.5".)
As depicted, four shaped splats centered by turned and incised rear posts retaining original finials. The front posts with large handholds, and rear posts are similarly turned and incised and are joined by robust arms and double stretcher arrangement. The trapezoidal seat is woven ash-splint and may be original. Lovely crusty 19th century red paint over darker paint; great surface and patina.
The rear legs are ended-out with 3.75" being pieces; front legs are ended-out with 2.5" being pieced.
Height: 44"; seat height: 17"; width: 23.5"; depth: 15.5".
629-4 - SOLD
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