Tag: Pine

Four Handmade Early 19th Century Hitchcock Chairs

Offering a set of four handmade Hitchcock chairs. Circa 1820-1840. They have a nice patina, with an old shellac finish present. The chairs recently received a coat of very fine museum quality English wax. All the joints are very stable and the chairs feel very solid. There are nice details of a skilled craftsman, with carving marks and nicely turned legs.

Most Hitchcock chairs are painted black, but these happened to be finished Yellow Pine & hardwood. Under one of the chairs, there is very faint painted lettering, showing to whom the chairs were made. I haven’t been able to make out the entire name. The chairs came from a farmhouse in Western Massachusetts and were likely made locally, with some parts potentially from the Hitchcock Co.  In 1818, the Hitchcock company started in the business of selling chair parts.

 SOLD

Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. They could ship UPS, with two chairs to a box. Freight is another option. International shipping can be arranged.

   

18th Century Bavarian Pine Armoire

18th Century Bavarian Armoire/Cabinet
Hand constructed in pine
Understated floral motif on door and drawer
5’tall x 37 1/2″wide x 20″deep
The piece was bought in Munich during the 1970s and shipped to the States.  There is a painted detail at the top, showing a marriage date of 1876 and the first letters of the given names of the couple.  The piece is much older than the wedding gift date.  There is a lock plate of the door, in the form of a bird, which dates the armoire/cabinet to the late 18th century.  There is no longer a key available and the door can be kept closed, with a later edition hand carved latch.
Inside, there is shelving and two small hidden drawers at the very top.  The bottom drawer slides freely and deep.
The piece is very solid given it’s age. Much of the peg construction is intact and still holding the piece together.  There were some nails added in the 19th or early 20th century in various discrete places, to add additional support.
There are a few repairs, which are blended in rather nicely around the hinges to the door and at the bottom of the drawer.  Two supports, which act as feet, had been added to the bottom and are hidden by the exterior panels.  They appear to be in a metric size and were probably added before it was imported in the 1970s.
Overall, it’s a very charming rustic piece, with very nice original touches.  The painted areas and character are very understated, which make it a perfect addition to any decor.  I could see it in a country home or equally fitting to a city loft.
    
Offered at $1195.- SOLD

Circa 1850s Amish Primitive Rocking Chair

Primitive Amish Rocking Chair
Circa 1850s
Original stain/colouring
Solid Peg Construction
Hand Carved Pine

Offering a Primitive Amish rocking chair from the mid-19th century.  Completely hand made with many pieces carved with simple tools.  It’s in very solid condition.  Being a Primitive, it does rock slightly to the left and is pleasant to sit in.  The arms happen to be just the right height and the high back is slightly bowed, making it very comfortable.  There is plenty of original wear in the right places.
It was bought from an estate in Indiana.  Most of the farmhouse furnishings were of the same period, with many fine Amish items.  At some point, someone had applied a lacquer over the original finish, in a well done manner.  It does look very fresh, yet has a lovely worn patina.  I’m very fond of the colouring and wear on the arms.
Offered at $350.- SOLD