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turned ends on the armrests where they are joined into the stiles

turned ends on the armrests where they are joined into the stiles

Delaware,Armchair

the feet have several small insect holes in them

the feet have several small insect holes in them

the armrests are very worn from use

the armrests are very worn from use

the arms and hand rests are very worn from about 250 years of use

the arms and hand rests are very worn from about 250 years of use

the feet have some damage from use

the feet have some damage from use

Delaware,Armchair

Delaware,Armchair

-five concave and reverse graduated thin slats (the top slat has the top piece broken off - old break)  -slats all are fastened at the back of the chair with 10 square  hand forged iron pins

-five concave and reverse graduated thin slats (the top slat has the top piece broken off - old break) -slats all are fastened at the back of the chair with 10 square hand forged iron pins

the rush seat material was replaced sometime ago and has darkened with age

the rush seat material was replaced sometime ago and has darkened with age

left finial - showing some wear

left finial - showing some wear

Delaware,Armchairs

Pook & Pook.  October 30th 2010.   Lot 28.  Estimated: $2K - $4K.   Realized Price: $3081.   Delaware Valley five slat ladderback armchair, late 18th c., with arched slats and a ball & ring turned front stretcher, retaining an old green over blue surface.

Pook & Pook. October 30th 2010. Lot 28. Estimated: $2K - $4K. Realized Price: $3081. Delaware Valley five slat ladderback armchair, late 18th c., with arched slats and a ball & ring turned front stretcher, retaining an old green over blue surface.

William and Mary Slat Back Maple Armchair, Delaware River Valley, circa 1750 -  Height 44 1/2 in.

William and Mary Slat Back Maple Armchair, Delaware River Valley, circa 1750 - Height 44 1/2 in.

Delaware Valley 5-slat ladderback armchair, ca. 1770, retaining an old yellow surface.

Delaware Valley 5-slat ladderback armchair, ca. 1770, retaining an old yellow surface.