Set of Six Painted Fancy Chairs, New England, c. 1825-30, the chairs with rosewood graining and gilt striping, each with splats showing an American ship of war, harbor scenes with a castle, lighthouse, a cottage and a village with a meeting house, and a figure passing two houses, (minor paint loss), ht. 34 3/4, seat ht. 18 in.
The chairs are in generally good condition, though we have not had each and every one of them under the blacklight. There are minor losses to some of the seat rail facings, and evidence of renailing of those facings in places. The wear to the painted decoration is slightly inconsistent from chair to chair, and is mostly to the landscape splats and the front rails. In addition, the seats are intact and the chairs are solid.
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