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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Black-painted Ladder-back Armchair

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


Black-painted Ladder-back Armchair, New England, 18th century, the four shaped splats joining turned posts with applied arms ending in scrolled handholds, old black paint, (imperfections and paint wear),ht. to finial 44 1/4, seat ht. 13 1/2 in.

Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 97, p. 104. Kirk points out that the left rear post was twisted prior to construction, as evidenced by the varied widths of the slats.

Estimate $600-800

chips and cracks to legs, old repairs and loss to feet (primarily to left front),iron brackets added to underside of arms at posts, probable height loss, chair overall a little wobbly.

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New England, John T. Kirk, Impecunious Collector