The single board top with ends notched for comfort above the shaped fascia
molding. The bench is raised is double-mortised "through the seat" stiles ending in a roundel foot. Great old surface. ( Height: 20"; length: 93.5"; depth: 12".)
Great utility country piece...bucket bench over 2 paneled doors.
Dimensions: 46.5" overall height, 26.75" height to first shelf, 20" space between shelves, 15.5 by 39.75" lower shelf area, 41.5" overall width, 15.5" overall depth.
Published within the Decorative Arts Photographic Collection at Winterthur is a Boston-style rocking chair by Ara Howe, retaining Howe’s label; it is 20-years later than the settee, however the front arm posts and the shape of the arms are related. This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.
(H: 30.5”, Tablet W: 34.5”, rocker D: 26.75”, seat depth to spindles: 12”)
Mixed woods, original painted decoration, 37 x 71.5 x 18"
Later over-paint was removed from the entire surface of the settee, except the front of the crest rail, to reveal the original worn paint. There is some minor scattered in-painting to areas of loss, the left arm, arm support, and spindles under the arm were replaced by Alan Andersen to match the originals on the right side of the settee.
This is one of a small group of tablet-back Pennsylvania settees having related landscape decorated crests, examples of which are illustrated in Dean A. Fales, Jr., American Painted Furniture 1660-1880 (New York, 1972), p. 268; Jean Lipman, Elizabeth V. Warren and Robert Bishop, Young America, A Folk Art History (New York 1986), p. 75, fig. 4.18; and Pook and Pook, Inc., "The Pioneer Americana Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Shelley," April 20, 2007, lot 301. Pp. 78-79.
As depicted, delicate yet sturdy bamboo turned rod-back with conforming arms above plank seat with rounded corners raised on base of ten similarly turned legs joined by conforming stretchers. The bench remains in very good condition.
(Height: 35"; width: 80.5"; depth: 21.5".)
410-69 - SOLD
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