Black-painted Ladder-back Armchair, probably New Hampshire, late 18th century, with sausage-turning and mushroom handholds, early surface, (minor restoration, imperfections),ht. 43, seat ht. 16 in.
Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 21, 113; The Impecunious House Restorer: Personal Vision and Historic Accuracy, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1984, plate IX, fig. 62.
the inside third of each foot has been pieced 1 inch, there is age-consistent paint wear, very minor height loss, and (old and worn) chips and losses to turnings and handholds.
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