Painted Tall Sack-Back Windsor Arm ChairNew England, probably Connecticut, 1790-1810
H. 44 3/8 in.; W. 25 1/4 in.; Back of Chair 25 1/2 in.
This armchair exhibits rare vertical proportions. The section above the back-rail is exceptionally tall. A very similar example sold SothebyÕs, New York, September 2012, lot 49.
Provenance: J. Stodell Stokes Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
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.