Signed Walter Steely Philadelphia Style Fan-Back Windsor Side Chair c. 1925-75 - For Sale

Signed Walter Steely Philadelphia Style Fan-Back Windsor Side Chair c. 1925-75
Price: $1200.00
American Fan Back Windsor Side Chair, Walter Steely
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, circa 1925-75

Visit us at www.sillafineantiques.com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture!

Walter Steely (b. 1897-1977) lived and crafted his beautiful creations in Lititz, Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. The serpentine crest rail terminates in turned volutes, supported with two sharply ring- rod-turned maple back rails flanking seven turned tapered spindles, each locking into the crest with every other spindle pegged with small through-pins. The saddle seat is a single solid board scooped seat, hand carved around the entire rim and fluted around the spindles. All four legs tenon through the seat, using split-wedge joinery to lock these legs flawlessly in place. The legs are turned Philadelphia-style, with incredible sharp rings spun in beautiful maple rods, perfectly splayed in exact proportion to the chair and stretched with an H form bulbed stretcher. The back of the seat is initialed W.S., Walter Steely's signature way of identifying pieces.

This is simply one of the most beautiful fanback chairs we've seen of his. With a glowing rubbed finish, hand carvings throughout the entire chair and strength in every joint, this is a collector quality investment grade windsor signed by the artist. It is an outstanding find for any collector of Walter Steely chairs, as there is quite a following for his pieces in particular, but also for any collector of windsor chairs with period construction detail and design.

Measurements:
21" wide x 20 1/2" deep x 37 1/2" high to crest; 18 1/2" high to seat.

See something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.com

Antique Furniture
Antique Chairs
email   facebook   twitter
Seller Details :
Silla Fine Antiques
Contact Details :
Email : sales@sillafineantiques.com
Phone : 717-658-8274

Go To Vendor Page
« Back
Related Items:

Find