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

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Lot 50

50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs 50: Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs

Set of Six Painted Sack-Back Windsor Armchairs

Comprising a matched set of five sack-back armchairs and a similar tall sack-back windsor armchair

Rhode Island, circa 1795
(average) H. 37 in.

High Back Sack-Back Windsor Armchair Connecticut, circa 1770, H. 42 _ in.

Provenance: Bennington, Vermont family collection for over 50 years;
Patty Gagarin Antiques, Southport, Connecticut, 1984;high back example, ex collection, Metropolitan Museum

Literature: for a similar example to the high back armchair please see Charles Santore, "The Windsor Style in America," Philadelphia: Running Press, 1987, plate 106, p. 103.; Also please see Wallace Nutting, "The Windsor Handbook," Rutland, Vermont: C.E. Tuttle, 1973, p. 11. (notation: "occurence-extremely rare")

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

It is an honor and pleasure for Keno Auctions to offer for sale the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell. People collect for a variety of reasons; the Isbells assembled a fabulous Americana collection because of their passion for each piece. Over three decades they sought out the best examples of high quality Colonial American furniture and folk art using the criteria of quality, rarity, condition and provenance as their guide

Condition: Set of armchairs--Old brown finish over original green paint. Hickory crest rails, spindles and arms, pine seats, maple legs. The high back chair exhibits brown paint over original red paint.

Price Realized: $9,920