Painted Windsor Writing Arm ChairEbenezer 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.