VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705
VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705
VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705
VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705
VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705
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Property from the Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

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Description

VERY RARE WILLIAM AND MARY JOINED OAK WAINSCOT ARMCHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA, 1690-1705


appears to retain its original red wash surface and original feet; seat replaced and portion of original retained.

Height 42 ¼ in.


Condition Report

Wear, discoloration, and minor losses commensurate with age and use. Seat restored. Retains remnants of an original red wash surface. Through the proper right arm, the top of the front leg is visible. The original convenience seat is retained.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Joe Kindig, Jr. & Son, York, Pennsylvania;

Vogel Collection no. 560.

Exhibited

Historical Society of York County, York, Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Chair: 1685-1785, May-September 1978.

Literature

Joseph K. Kindig, III, The Philadelphia Chair: 1685-1785, (York, PA: The Historical Society of York County, 1978), no. 2;

Jack L. Lindsey, Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758, (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999), p. 112 and 170, fig. 178, no. 138.

Catalogue Note

As Jack Lindsey stated, some of the earliest surviving examples of Pennsylvania turned and joined furniture were constructed entirely of oak. This paneled oak armchair was probably made by one of the English, Welsh, or Irish joiners who immigrated to the Pennsylvania colony prior to 1715. Listed in the 'outward Roome' of Ralph Fishbourne's inventory taken in Chester County in 1708, “½ doz of oaken chairs.”

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