Gil Tyler Antiques and Restoration


A rare and important side chair from New York or possibly New Jersey.  A nearly identical chair is at the Winterthur Museum and a pair is owned by the Monmouth County Historical Society. Nine others are documented with histories in New Jersey families. Made from American Black Cherry with pine corner blocks, the chair was refinished about thirty years ago; circa 1740-1760.  See John Kirk "American Chairs, Queen Anne and Chippendale" Pg. 115, Fig. 134 for the Winterthur chair.
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From Norwich CT, a mahogany, Chippendale side chair attributed to Felix Huntington, circa 1785-1800 (see the Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Fall 1985, pg.172 for similar examples.
  The back slats are carefully molded and curved to provide comfortable seating.  Refinished and minor repairs.

An early New York bannister-back arm chair, maple and ash, circa 1700-1730.  Several  chairs of this type have been published including Cescinsky & Hunter Page 40 and American Furniture 1995 page 223 and 2001 page 110; only two other armchairs are known.  Their origin has been studied and published only in the last 15 years.  Of all known chairs, this is the largest, standing 48+ inches tall, 24"w and seat height of 16 inches.  The very old rush seat has been left in place for study and a removable cloth seat and cushion made for use.  The full size front feet (original) had casters at one time.  Old black paint finish.  A very rare and majestic chair!