Concave tablet-form crest rail with applied half-round molding on reverse at top; concave rectilinear stay rail; turned stiles; T-shaped outer side seat rails; front seat rail with rounded profile; caned seat; wheeled and turned legs; turned box stretchers.
Painted decoration consisting of gilt stencils with extensive freehand ornamentation of classical floral motifs. Brown painted body with lighter stripes and touches to imitate rosewood. Yellow caned seats.
Made of tulip poplar and maple. Gilt and painted body
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1830
The chairs have been sympathetically restored to include having all the timber slightly cleaned, paint touched up, and a new clear coat to prevent wear and add luster. The frames have been checked and secured as required. The seats were re-caned in November 2022 by a local expert craftsman.
The chairs have two holes in the side "wheels" and are likely missing a carved or gilt decoration - similar to the chairs at Riversdale Plantation. Riversdale, Maryland (see image below).
The top crest was restored / painted prior to my acquisition. These have been in a private collection since the 1970s.