A comfortable chair featuring outwardly scrolled handholds and old black paint; the D-shape saddle seat is nicely carved and is raised on beautifully turned legs joined by medial stretcher. (H: 35.5"; seat H: 17"; W: 23.25"; D: 14.75")
A comfortable chair featuring scrolled handholds and old black paint; the seat painted in soft yellow forward of the gutter. Medial stretcher appears to be an early working period replacement resultant of the chair taking a tumble. The original dark green paint now oxidized to nearly black was most likely applied as was the soft yellow paint on seat when the medial stretcher was replaced. A rear leg post where joined to seat was strengthened by inserting a large dowel. The structural integrity is without compromise; the chair should be used daily.
(H: 37.5"; seat H: 17.5": W: 21": D: 17")
For a related Windsor chair having similar turning vocabulary, pointed feet; swell at stretcher tips, and bow channel see Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs, page 276, figure 6-73. This example is in fine condition.
(H: 37.5"; seat H: 17.5"; W: 23.75"; D: 17.5")
The tapering bow with low-sloping arch above arm rail with shaped handholds pierced by seven spindles; the arm is supported by turned posts; the shaped seat features a narrow chamfer conforming to bottom edge and is grooved at inside and outside edges of spindle platform. The chair is raised on uniquely turned legs with abruptly tapered foot (toes) joined by robust swelled stretchers. See American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, page 255, figure 2-26 for identical example. The left proper arm-rail has been pinned where bow pierces the arm to repair shrinkage fractures; the arm is stable and useable. Crusty old black paint, probably 19th century.
Dimensions: 35" H, 16.5" seat H, 26.25" W, 15.25" D.
The crest rail with projecting ears on bamboo turned stiles centering seven tapered spindles; beautiful shield-shaped seat raised on similarly turned legs joined by "H" stretcher. The paint is very early, as depicted there are surface losses. One post mended at comb, tight shrinkage fissure on back of one comb.
(Height: 35"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 15.75"; depth: 16"".)
The molded hoop-shaped bow is pierced by 9-double incised tapered bamboo turned rods. The saddle-shaped shaped seat is crisply undercut and is pierced by and raised on raked and well defined baluster and reel turned legs ending in brass ferrule feet; legs are jointed by turned stretchers. (Similar brass feet are frequently found on early New York Sheraton pieces.) The chair remains in a very early black and red faux grain paint. (Seat height: 18"; seat width: 16.75"; height at back: approximately 37.5".)
As depicted, a matched pair having generous proportions. Some restorations...late red painted surface; lovely and functional.
(Height: 38.75"; seat height: 17"; width: 22"; depth: 14".)
549-16 - SOLD
Windsor Bow Back Side Chairs,
Matched Set of Six, Painted Surface
New England, circa 1810
A fine and functional set for everyday use… - SOLD
A matched set of six side chairs in good paint and fine condition; double beaded bows,
seven spindles, nicely shaped and undercut saddle shape seats raised on bamboo-
turned legs joined by stretchers. Excellent condition.
(Height: 37.5"; seat height: 18"; width: 16.75"; depth: 15.5")
A closely related example is published in “Harbor & Home, Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts"; Jobe, Sullivan & O’Brien, pp. 89, 90; plate 22.1 For additional information see American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, The Southern Coastal Area and the Islands, page 372; see figure 6-227; the author discusses Charles Chase on pp. 381 and 382.
(Excellent condition, old red over original paint; H: 37"; seat H: 18")
Maple, poplar, original painted decoration
This is a fine example of a classic early nineteenth century Pennsylvania plank seat, half-spindle-back side chair. However, the unusual ornamental treatment makes it especially noteworthy. American painted furniture with patriotic painted decoration is rare. As depicted, a spread-wing American eagle and crossed flags embellish the crest rail. Additional paint decoration on this piece includes black outlining on the back, seat, front stretcher and legs. The chair is published within Deborah Harding's, Stars and Stripes, Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art, (New York: Rizzoli, 2002), p. 94.
The chair remains in a fine state of originality. (Height: 32"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 15.25"; depth: 19".)
See American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, page 358; also The Windsor Style in America, Volumes I and II by Charles Santore, pp. 130 and 131.
(Legs extended about 3"; repair to cracked spindle; old crack to bow where left proper arm attaches; old black paint; H: 39", seat H: 18.25", W: 18.25", D: 17.25")
A comfortable chair displaying a rare combination of turnings that ornament the chair; the arm supports boldly follow the pattern of medial-stretcher, and the arc-front seat with a slightly projecting center point is not a common feature.
REFFERENCE: American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, fig. 6-49 and 6-56.
LITERATURE: Art & Industry in Early America – Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830 by Patricia Kane with Dennis Carr, Nancy Goyne Evans, Jennifer Johnson and Gary Sullivan, page 126, figure 9. (H: 39", seat H: 19", W: 25.25", D: 15.5")
Retaining original surface history, great 19th century mustard yellow over original green paint in great patina. Unusual square corner seat with generous proportions and out- swept arms. (Dimensions: Height: 36.25"; seat height: 17"; width: 27"; depth: 15")
The bowed back centering nine tapering spindles, receives the down-swept arms with scrolled ends, raised on shaped stiles. The shield shaped seat above nicely turned legs, joined by robust "H" stretcher. Ancient black paint over original surface history.
Dimensions: 38.75" H, 20.5" W, 17.5" D.
431-42 - SOLD
Windsor, Sack-back Armchair, Highly Stylized, Outstanding Turnings
Turning Vocabulary and Form Speak to the E.B. Tracy Shop Tradition
Lisbon Township, New London County, Connecticut Date/Period: 1785-1795 - SOLD
Condition: Very good condition with only minor imperfections commensurate with age
and use, very early repair to bow; old red paint
Additional Information: Confidently attributed to E.B. Tracy. The seven-spindle bow-
back armchair with out-scrolled armrests, eleven robust swelled spindles, and arm
supports matching leg turnings above a deeply carved distinctively shaped saddle seat
raised on magnificently turned legs joined by stretchers with arrow shape terminuses.
A handsome chair in original condition; the paint decorated tablet with stepped-down ends above turned, flattened and bent posts flanking seven-rods; scrolled arm and generously proportioned writing leaf above the carved seat with incised line outlining the spindle-rail. The seat is raised on bamboo-turned legs joined by box stretcher. The chair remains in superb original condition including the original painted surfaces and decoration. There is a tight shrinkage crack in writing leaf; a molded cleat was affixed to the underside during the chairs working life guaranteeing the integrity, all else fine and original. (H: 35”; writing H: 29.5”; seat H: 17”; W: 27”; D: 30.75”)
532-95 - SOLD
Windsor Continuous Arm Brace Back Armchair, Green Paint
Rhode Island, Circa 1780 - SOLD
To view cognates please see American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, the comparison is figure 6-18; also, Windsor Chair Making in Rhode Island by Nancy Goyne Evans, pp. 115-134, figure 9; published within Art & Industry in Early America – Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830. [Patricia Kane, Yale University Art Gallery]
(Dimensions: H: 36.25”; seat H: 17”; W: 27”; D: 15”)
A comfortable chair featuring outwardly scrolled handholds and old black paint; the D-shape saddle seat is nicely carved and is raised on turned legs joined by medial stretcher. (H: 35"; seat H: 16.5"; W: 22"; D: 15.25")
Nine tapered and swelling spindles within incised bow above the shield shaped seat, raised on bamboo turned legs joined by "H" stretcher. The chairs are full height.
Dimensions: height to back- 37.875"; seat- 17.75" tall, 17.5" wide and 15" deep.
Arched crest with upswept ears above seven spindles flanked by tapered bamboo turned stiles above saddle shaped seat raised on splayed turned legs joined by turned H-form stretcher. Old black paint. (Height: 36"; seat height: 16.5"; width: 16.25"; depth: 15.5".)
731-39 - SOLD
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