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Windsor Armchair Philadelphia.
ca. 1755-1780......SOLD
 

Original paint history of early 19th century deep red paint over first 18th century black. Beautiful sophisticated form with bold crest rail terminating in deeply carved volutes. The carved arms and broad seat fronted by baluster-turned spindles, all supported by flared baluster-turned legs and stretchers. Elegant and sculptural. Yet not just visually compelling, it is very solid to sit in even with a person of substantial size. Excellent condition with no restoration, just expected wear on a Revolutionary War period survivor. Seat width about 24 inches, seat height about 17 1/2, overall height 44 ¾. For closely related examples see American Windsor Chairs, Nancy Goyne Evans, chapter 3 . Private Northeast collection.  

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