This chair by W. MacBride is an excellent example of the American Windsor form. Made in New York City c. 1785-1810,
the arm supports and legs show superior drama and balance. The medial and lateral stretchers receive just as much attention as the other turnings. The seat has a nice depression behind the pommel for comfort.
The crest rail is of oak, the spindles hickory, the arm supports and legs maple, and the seat pine. SOLD
Grain painted blanket chest from Manheim (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania, c. 1835. A classic example of Pennsylvania painted furniture, the surface has a three-color decoration. The top and bottom trim and all four feet are painted black. The paint decoration is a two-step process. A yellow base has a red grain-painted treatment using the side of a hand. All joints are dovetail joined. The Sheraton-style turned feet attach to block and base board with mortise and tenon joints. The lock and key are original and intact. The top attaches to the chest with butt hinges, typical for the age.
Condition: Excellent. This piece is in remarkably pristine condition having spent its life in the best of care. Pure, original surface and structure. No repairs or conservation.
This kas originates from the Hudson River Valley, probably Ulster County, New York.
It dates from the late 18th to early 19th century.
A variation on the American Baroque kast form, this refined version with less architectural detail was probably made for early farmers from the central to upper Hudson River Valley.
Although simpler in construction, this kas retains an unusual feature of 4 turned ball feet instead of the usual 2 ball feet in the front. The piece also features 3-panel double-doors.
Dimensions: 70"H x 64" W x 15"D
Pennsylvania Grain Painted Blanket Chest
From the tiny town of Stonersville, PA, this handsomely paint decorated chest held the treasured possessions of it's young owner. Signed inside the lid with the name "Meyer", this could be the name of the original family.
The original painted serpentine design including shades of ochre, umber, sienna, and red swoosh gracefully across the exterior surfaces. Dovetail six-board pine construction. Original hardware, including key. Butt hinges with screws date this chest to c.1810. Single till. Excellent condition.
Produced two miles from the Daniel Boone Homestead in Stonersville, Berks County, PA.
Painted Dome-Top Box
C. 1815 dome-top box with pine single-board sides. Dry original free-hand paint decorated surface. A superb example of the classic paint-decorated dome-top box.
Provenance: Made in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Dimensions: 24 w” x 9.5 d” x 12 h”.
Sheraton Painted Rush Bottom Chairs--c. 1810
Sheraton Antique paint decorated rush bottom fancy side chairs. The base texture is brown with black lines. The rail is cut to the outline of the floral patterns. Note the subtle differences in the rail shaping and painting between the two chairs. Two shades of green form a border on the flat middle sections of the turned crestrails. The stiles are turned and bent with a flat section on the top half.
Continuous Arm Windsor Chairs
A pair of early 19th century continuous arm Windsor chairs originating from New England. Bulbous splayed legs and shield seat further characterize these fine chairs.
Pennsylvania Six-Board Blanket Chest
This blanket chest came from Montgomery County, PA. With original hardware and butt hinges, it dates from c.1810 or later. Chests of this period were made to order by professional cabinet makers. Original red painted surface.
EB Tracy Windsor Chair
E.B. Tracy 18th century braced-back continuous-arm antique Windsor chair. Painted black over original green, the chair retains the Tracy stamp. Ebenezer Tracy (1744-1807) was one of the foremost producers of Connecticut Windsor chairs. The continuous-arm design originated in New York and found favor in New York and New England.