Winchester Virginia, 1769, walnut, split oak, HOA: 37 5/8; WOA: 17 1/8. MESDA # 2424. The construction of the chairs reminds us of the Moravian stretcher base chairs in the Old Salem collection. The maker was possibly German.The chair descended in the family of Zachariah Johnstone who moved from Augusta County, Virginia to his new home “Providence Hill” in Rockbridge County which is near Lexington, Virginia.
Augusta or Shenandoah County Virginia, 1740-1770, walnut, HOA: 44; WOA: 23 1/2; DOA,MESDA #2026. The earliest furniture forms of the southern Backcountry usually are associated with German settlements. The chair is walnut throughout, whereas American coastal wainscot chairs of the seventeenth century were made of oak. This chair was found near Lexington, Virginia, in the southern portion of the Valley.
SHENANDOAH CO., VA OAK ARMED ROCKING CHAIR,SHENANDOAH CO., VA OAK ARMED ROCKING CHAIR, classic form featuring finial-top rear posts, three shaped slats, gracefully turned arms ending in button terminals, original woven white oak splint seat and shaped rockers. Outstanding dry original varnished surface with excellent wear.. Second quarter 19th century. 39 1/2" h overall, 15 1/2" h seat. $1100, 11-10-2007, Green Valley Auctions.