Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 143

143: Painted Windsor Writing Arm Chair 143: Painted Windsor Writing Arm Chair 143: Painted Windsor Writing Arm Chair 143: Painted Windsor Writing Arm Chair 143: Painted Windsor Writing Arm Chair

Painted Windsor Writing Arm Chair

Ebenezer Tracy (1744-1803)
Lisbon Township, New London County, Connecticut, 1780-1803
Branded: "EB: TRACY"
H. 48 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Middlebury, Connecticut, 1996

Literature: For a discussion of Ebenezer Tracy, and a nearly identical example, please see Charles Santore, "The Windsor Style in America," Vol. II, Philadelphia: Running Press, 1987, p. 169, pl. 181.; Ebenezer Tracy, Nancy Goyne Evans, "American Windsor Chairs," New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996, pp. 285-308.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Collectors Joanne and Jeffrey Klein enjoy the eclectic mix of American folk art, painted furniture and modern sculpture and paintings. They love the juxtaposition of modern with traditional ranging from symbolism to widely varying textured painted and weathered surfaces. Their appreciation of form, color and texture is exhibited in their collection of exceptional painted furniture, weathervanes, redware pottery, hooked rugs and wood carvings.

Condition: Condition: The drawer underneath the seat is missing. The chair has 19th century gilt highlights.