WILLIAM AND MARY BANNISTER BACK ARMCHAIR. Northern New England, Circa 1725. The back with foliate carved Prince of Wales cresting, four bannisters and shaped lower rail. Flanked by turned posts corresponding to turnings of bannisters, with urn and ball finials. The carved and molded arms have rams horn handholds, front legs with block and turned ring and urn elements and ball feet. The front stretcher of bold scale with central reel and bulbous turnings.
Pook & Pook. April 25th 2014. Lot 9. Boston William & Mary painted armchair, ca. 1730, with a carved crest & banister back. Rush seat & baluster & block turned legs joined by stretchers. Exceptional paint history with an old red over an earlier red & the original black surface. Estimated: $10K - $20K
Skinner Auction: 2743T 8/11/14 Lot: 1151. Estimate $300-500. Sold for: $338. Description: Stained Maple Side Chair, New England, last half 18th century, with a yoked cresting and vasiform splat joined by raking stiles, on block-, vase-, and ring-turned legs and bulbous turned front stretcher, old surface, rush needs replacement, (imperfections), ht. 39 3/4, seat ht. 17 in.
Realized Price: $42120 Southeastern Pennsylvania William & Mary walnut wainscot armchair, ca. 1720, with a pierced and scalloped crest, raised panel back flanked by downward sloping arms and turned blocked legs joined by baluster and ring turned medial stretcher and double side stretchers. For a similar example. see Kindig, The Philadelphia Chair, fig. 4; and Schiffer, Furniture and It's Makers of Chester County, Pennsylvania, fig. 162. A nearly identical chair, most likely from the same…