Painted Bow-back Windsor Armchair, New England, late 18th century, with beaded bow, applied arms, and shaped saddle seat, old dark red paint, (imperfections, minor repairs),ht. 36, seat ht. 17 in.
Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 27.
Note: In describing the time-worn turnings, handholds, and seat, Kirk likens the chair to a "soap figure that has begun to melt away and soften in outline."
paint wear, repair where right arm meets the bow, iron repair to one spindle, superficial cracking to seat, minor chips to feet and turnings.
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