PAINTED CHILD'S CHAIR
This tinly laddreback child's side chair is in excellent condition. A perfect miniature of the adult version, it has beautifully turned finials and a wonderful old painted surface. The seat is covered in an old striped green fabric which is laid over an earlier leather seat. The overall height to the top of the finials is 18 ". The seat height is 7 ".
PENNSYLVANIA GAME RACK.
A wonderful game rack of Pennsylvania origin, the 18th or early 19th century board has a bold decorative cut out and is in a very generous size measuring 18" high and 54" long. Once used for hanging the hunter's bounty, the rack has a number of wrought iron hooks which are perfect today for hanging utensils. It retains a fabulous early finish and would look great hanging in an early kitchen!
An early 19th century candlestand made of cherry. It has that interesting turning on the shaft that is found on connecticut stands. The stand has overall great proportion and line with nice long legs. It also has a nice old finish. It is in very good original condition with a small patch on the top that looks original, perhaps to replace a knot in the wood. The legs are in excellent condition as is the area where they join the base of the shaft. The height is 281/2". The top measures 17 3/8" X 15 7/8".
HARTFORD, CT CANDLESTAND
This candlestand contains a design element peculiar to the Hartford, Connecticut region; that of the "hockey stick legs". This is a somewhat vernacular version, being of pine in old red paint. Despite this, the legs have a nice bead molded detail along their length. There is an 1830 date inscribed in chalk in old script.. The height is 26 1/2" The top measures 15" X 14 3/4".
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MINIATURE BLANKET CHEST
A fine 19th century miniature blanket chest of Bucks County Pennsylvania origin. It is in excellent condition and retains its wonderfully bold grain painted surface. The interior still retains a covered till. The top and sides of the blanket chest are constructed of poplar. The bottom board is chestnut.. The height is 14 1/4". The length of the top is 25". The depth of the top is 12 3/4".
MID 18TH CENTURY CORNER CUPBOARD
A beautiful as found architectural barrel back corner cupboard from a Griswold, Connecticut home. The cupboard has a paint history with the most recent coat being an old grain paint and the original paint being Prussian blue. It could probably be taken down to the original surface if desired. It is in excellent original condition but for some missing pieces of moulding along the top and at some point the replacement of the lower H hinges with old box hinges. This is an extraordinary piece! The cupboard measures 86 1/2" tall not including the molding. It is 22" deep and 56" wide.
STOOL IN OLD PAINT
This is a very nice wooden stool in wonderful old salmon paint. The under side of the slab top is scattered with old holes and tool marks. Looks like it was used as a work surface at some time. The sides have some holes from times past when the stool was upholstered. Judging by what I can see, it looks as though this stool may have been upholstered originally then the upholstery removed and the stool painted and then it may have been upholstered several more times. When we bought it, the upholstery was no longer in existence. The salmon paint is early and the stool has a wonderful surface. The top measures 13 1/2" X 6 3/4". It stands about 6 3/4" tall.
PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST
This spacious blanket chest is beautifully constructed of poplar with a hardwood, possibly cherry, till that has molded detail. The attention to detail, especially the dovetailing work, is amazing. The chest is washed in a red color with contrasting blue on the legs and cover molding. There is an iron escutcheon. The chest retains its original crab lock and strap hinges. The height is 24". The length is 50 1.2" and the width 23". This piece is in excellent condition with absolutely no excuses!
18TH CENTURY LADDERBACK ARMCHAIR
This armchair is beautiful but is a bit short in height. It has a nice tall back which gives it wonderful presence. There are five arched slats. It is a mushroom arm chair as you can see the mushroom finials are extremely worn, especially the one on the left. The chair has nice sausage turnings on the front and back posts. Everything on the chair, with exception of the replaced natural rush seat, is original. The overall height to the top of the finial is about 46 1/2". The seat height at the front center is 14 1/2". The chair would have been quite a bit taller because the very bottoms of the legs retain pockets, that are now filled, that would have held another set of front and rear stretchers.
SET OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY SHELVES
These shelves are really great because of the wonderful old surface, and the detail of the arched aprons under each shelf. There are four shelves. The three bottom shelves are approximately 10" apart from each other. The top shelf is about 11 1/4 " high. The shelves are all 6" deep. The overall dimension of the piece is approximately 47" tall and 42" wide. It is made out of white pine. It has a great applied cornice molding at the top. The surface has a wonderful crusty brown paint. The shelves are constructed with square nails. The back is not as old as the shelves and was added at a later date but certainly not recently. The back boards are cut with a circular saw. The bottom and sides of the set of shelves has been cut unevenly.. This is the way I found them hanging in a cellar in a Granby, CT home. Despite the cut, these have a fabulous form and surface! The shelves are fantastic for displaying pewter, ceramics or painted tinware!
18TH CENTURY CHIPPENDALE MIRROR
A Mahogany mirror if American or English origin. It has its original glass, backboard and medallion decorations. The surface is an old refinish. There has been some reglueing and replacement to the fretwork with both original parts and replacement matched parts. I would say the job was well done There is a band of inlay in the frame that surrounds the mirror. The overall length is 36". The width at the widest point is 18 1/4". The sight size of the mirror measures approximately 19 5/8" X 11 5/8". there is some deterioration to the silvering on the mirror as you would expect to find on a period piece.
HARVEST TABLE IN EARLY RED PAINT
A fabulous New England harvest table in its original red paint. It has a tapered leg which helps to date it to the late 18th or early 19th century. This table is in excellent original condition. The length is 62 3/4". With the leaves down the width of the top is 19 1/2". Each leaf is 9 3/4" wide making the total width of the table with both leaves up 39". The height is 28". This is one of the nicest harvest tables we have ever seen!
TABLETOP DESK IN OLD RED WASH
This is a nice early 19th century tabletop desk in white pine with an old worn red wash. There are also traces of green along the edges of the interior. The desk has its original box hinges. There is a molded fitted interior The lock and hasp look like they were replaced a long time ago. The measurements are 24 3/4" long, 20 3/4" wide and 15" high.
PAIR OF SHERATON FANCY SIDE CHAIRS WITH EAGLES
The best pair of Sheraton fancy side chairs! They date to the early 19th century, c. 1820. The backs feature an expertly hand painted and gilded motif of a Golden Eagle perched atop the world. A similar chair is pictured in the book titled The Hitchcock Chair by John Kenney. That example is owned by Sturbridge Village. The chairs are in an excellent state of preservation with the paint decoration remaining very bright and having very little wear. The rush seats appear to be the originals. The seat height is 17 1/2". The height to the crest is 34 1/4".
SHERATON FANCY ROCKING CHAIR
This is a lovely rocking chair that has survived in a remarkable state of preservation. It is from the same estate as the Hitchcock rocker and the other two fancy chairs. The basket of flowers stencilling is nice and strong. The only area where there is any wear to the painted surface is the very back of the seat from use. It is a very comfortable chair to sit in! The center side center seat height with the rockers in the centered position is 13 1/2" the height to the top of the crest is 33"
MID 18TH CENTURY CROOKED BACK SIDE CHAIR
This is a wonderful full height 18th century "crooked back" side chair most likely of Connecticut origin. It is the actual chair pictured as No. 438 on page 104 in George Neumann's book titled Early American Country Furnishings. The chair has a replaced rush seat. Otherwise it is in entirely original condition. The stretchers have wonderful turnings. The chair is painted black, although the paint is old, I don't believe it is the first and only coat of black the chair has ever had. The seat height at the front center is 17". The overall height at the back center of the yoke is 41 1/2".
COUNTRY QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIR
A later 18th or very early 19th century splat back side chair with interesting turnings on the lower stretcher and at the upper portion of the posts. The chair has an early black painted surface with pin stripe detail all of which has fine crazing and oxidation. The seat height is 16 1/2 at the front center. the overall height at the top center of the yoke is 39 1/4"
LATE 18TH CENTURY CANDLESTAND
A beautifully proportioned candlestand most likely of Connecticut origin and dating to the late 18th century. It has a serpentine top and exceptionally detailed cabriole legs, with arris knees and pad feet. The stand is in a wonderful as found condition exhibiting an untouched paint history with the latest coat of red appearing at least 100 years old. There is one very old repair to the top of one leg which was done early on with rose head nails. The stand was found in Windsor, Connecticut where it had remained with a family for longer than could be remembered. The overall height is 27 1/2". The serpentine top measures 16 1/2" X 16 1/4"..
SACK BACK WINDSOR ARM CHAIR
A nice example of a late 18th ior early 19th century Windsorarm chair. It is a Sack Back style with bamboo turned legs. The chair came from a family with a long history in Avon, Connecticut. It has a very old varnished surface. The seat height is 17 1/2" There are metal "caps" attached to the ends of the legs that account for approximately 1/4" of that height. The overall height to the top at the back is 37 1/4".
GRAIN PAINTED JELLY CUPBOARD
A 19th century jelly cupboard with beautiful lines and proportions. The circa 1840 cupboard has been cleaned down to its original grain painted surface most of which remains. The wood beneath appears to be poplar. The jelly cupboard was found in Brooklyn, Connecticut and it is highly likely it was made there. It is in excellent original condition. It was crafted by a meticulous individual. It measures 67" tall and 41" wide at the top molding and 37" wide just the case. It is 16 1/4" deep at the top molding and 13 1/4" deep just the case. The inside shelves measure 12 1/2" X 35 1/4" It is a wonderfully useful piece that is beautiful as well!
TWO DRAWER STAND IN RED PAINT
An attractive circa 1830 two drawer stand. It retains its original red painted surface. The primary wood is maple. The drawers provide a striking contrast being tiger maple with a varnished surface. The lower drawer has a convex profile. The stand is in originial condition with the only replaced elements being the turned wooden pulls. The height is 28 3.4"". The top measures 19 3.8" by 19".