Dark Green-painted Slat-back Armchair, possibly eastern Massachusetts, 18th century, with vase- and ring-turning and double stretchers, old green paint, (imperfections),ht. 41 1/2, seat ht. 14 1/4 in.
Provenance: Ex-collection Luke Vincent Lockwood, ex-collection Rhode Island School of Design.
Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 113; The Impecunious House Restorer: Personal Vision and Historic Accuracy, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1984, fig. 173.
Note: In his discussion of this chair, Kirk extolls the virtues of a piece of furniture repeatedly and lovingly repaired by an amateur.
replacements, including two slats and one arm; height loss; considerable wear.
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