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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Black-painted and Turned, Slat-back Round-about Chair

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


Black-painted and Turned, Slat-back Round-about Chair, possibly New Hampshire, late 18th century, with carved backrest, scrolled handholds, arched slats, and double stretchers, old black paint over earlier red, (imperfections and repairs),ht. 29 1/4, seat ht. 16 3/4 in.

Provenance: Gooch family, Pickpocket Road, Exeter, New Hampshire.

Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 102.
Estimate $600-800

old iron repair to front and back of back rest along with evidence of several re-pinnings, added woodscrews where posts meet seat rails and bottom stretcher, black paint with craquelure.

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New Hampshire, Slat-back Round-about Chair, Exeter, Impecunious Collector, John T. Kirk