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.
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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