American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair
American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair
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American Black Painted Hitchcock Fancy Side Chair

DETAILS
An antique Hitchcock side chair with traditional stencil decoration on a black ground; the horizontal splat decorated with grapevines. The rush seat is restored with fabric strips on ball and turned legs joined by stretchers. Previously from a private collection in Hadley, Massachusetts. Hitchcock chairs are named after Connecticut cabinetmaker, Lambert Hitchcock (1795-1818). These were one of the very first ever mass-produced pieces of furniture in America, and feature a Sheraton style form with stencil decoration, painted frame and a rush or cane seat.
PERIOD
Early 19th century
DATE
Circa 1830
DIMENSIONS
Width 17 Depth 17.5 Height 35.5 inches
Seat: Width 17 Depth 15.5 Height 18 inches
CONDITION
Note: with make-do seat.
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