179:Four Painted and Decorated Step Down Windsor ChairsAlso known as "Fancy chairs" American, circa 1810
H. 35 in.
Provenance: Marguerite Riorden, Stonington, Connecticut;
Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, 1995
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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.