An American Empire Hitchcock Chair C. 1826-1843 - For Sale

An American Empire Hitchcock Chair C. 1826-1843
Price: $100.00
Boylston Antiques is Proud to Offer for Sale

An American Empire Hitchcock Chair C. 1826-1843

A black and gold painted and stenciled, rush-seated “Hitchcock” style American Empire period chair. Paint appears to be original, as much wear has occurred over the years. The rush seat is in wonderful shape.

• The turned and reeded top crest rail has the distinctive Hitchcock pillow shape in the center, once ornamented with classical gold stenciling which has largely worn off.

• The wide, curving center slat of the back has a classical gold stencil composed of pomegranates and leaves.

• The narrower, lower slat is painted with two bell flowers centered on a classical gold line adorned with triple gold balls on each side and terminating in spear points.

• The back is nicely flaired; the stiles descend in a continuous sabre arch to form the rear legs.

• The rounded stiles are flattened on the front to hold more decorative stenciling; the right stile facing has a stencil of grape leaves and a pinecone; the left front facing stencil has largely worn off.

• The legs and front stretcher are turned and reeded.

• The legs terminate in button feet.

• The crest rail height is 34” from the floor.

• The seat sits 18” from the floor.
• The seat is 18” wide at the front, narrowing to 14 ½” wide at the rear.
• The seat depth is 14 3/4”.
• The crest rail width at the top is 16 ½”.

This chair is in as found condition. The surface patina is nicked, worn and flaked, as expected in a chair approaching 180 years of age. The chair is in reasonably sturdy shape for this delicate style of chair.

This chair may be picked up in Boylston, MA.
We can arrange for delivery within 100 miles
Please e-mail for a delivery estimate with your location and particulars.

All items are sold "as is" and all sales are final. This is an antique piece of furniture; small nicks and scratches are part of the beauty of an antique and are not described unless significant.

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Lyle Foley - Boylston Antiques
178 Main St.
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Phone : 774-261-0674

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