A VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY TURNED AND BLACK-PAINTED MAPLE BANNISTER-BACK 'MUSHROOM' ARMCHAIR, GUILFORD OR WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1730
appears to retains its original surface.
Height 48 in.; 121.9 cm.
John Kenneth Byard, Norwalk, Connecticut;
Mrs. C. McGregory (Mary) Wells, Stafford Springs, Connecticut;
Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, Fine Americana, April 31, 1982, lot 13 (on cover);
John S. Walton, Griswold, Connecticut, May 1982;
Vogel Collection no. 371.
John Kenneth Byard, advertisement, Magazine Antiques, vol. 59, no. 2, February 1951, p. 91.
Ruth Davidson, "Living with Antiques: The Connecticut Home of Mrs. C. MCGregory Wells Jr.," Magazine Antiques, vol. 81, no. 1, January 1962, p. 102.
Robert F. Trent, Heart & Crowns: Folk Chairs of the Connecticut Coast 1720-1840, (New Haven, CT: New Haven Historical Society, 1977), pp. 56-7, fig. 27;
"A Look at the Auctions: Skinner's Americana Sale", Antiques & the Arts Weekly, May 21, 1982, p. 75.