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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Painted Armed Rocking Chair

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM


Painted Armed Rocking Chair, northern New England, 19th century, the turned finials above tapering posts and four shaped slats with tapered turned arms on turned supports, old surface, (imperfections),ht. 45 3/4, seat ht. 16 1/2 in.

Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 23, pp. 34-35; Early American Furniture, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1974, 232. In The Impecunious Collector's Guide, Kirk discusses the chair's pleasing color caused by the application of light gray paint over later blue over the original red, a surface shared by the rockers as well.
Estimate $800-1,200

loss to end of one rocker, breaks to splint seat, paint removed on front of left front seat post.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


John T. Kirk, northern New England, Impecunious Collector, The Impecunious Collector, light gray paint, chair