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PAINT DECORATED COMB-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR CONNECTICUT, Circa 1790

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Views: 2984 Added: 04/14/2009 Updated: 04/14/2009

Fine Connecticut comb-back Windsor armchair with folky, exaggerated spiral volute ears, oversized knuckle hand-holds carved from the solid of the arm rail, oval seat with nicely peaked pommel on delicate baluster turned legs. Important comb-back Windsor armchairs are rarely found retaining their old paint. This chair has a very interesting 19th century paint decorated surface of subtle red and black graining with gilt striped designs over earlier coats of paint.

Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Frank O. Larson, Tulsa, OK. The Larsons were prominent collectors of Americana during the forties and fifties, who mostly patronized Israel Sack. The Larson Collection was featured in an article entitled "Living with Antiques", in The Magazine Antiques, August 1968. Also pictured in Important Americana, Sotheby's, January 19-21, 1996, lot 1346.

Author:   Jeffrey Tillou
Phone: (860) 567-9693
Web-site: http://www.tillouantiques.com
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