Lot 225: Windsor brace back side chair, unusual form that furniture scholar Robert Trent attributes to New York, ash and possibly butternut,...
December 5, 2016
Plainville, CT, USALive Auction
Description: Windsor brace back side chair, unusual form that furniture scholar Robert Trent attributes to New York, ash and possibly butternut, hardwood saddle seat, turned legs with medial stretcher oriented front to back, paint history of white, red, and green, 36" h. x 16" w. x 20 1/2" d., seat height 15 3/4" h. [Antiques collector, furniture restorer, and author Henry Hammond Taylor (Connecticut, 1878-1933) kept a detailed journal recording where and when he purchased early American antiques. He noted that this chair came from a set of six, and was the only one to survive a fire, adding that it came from the "True family, Fairfield Avenue, Black Rock." Prior to his death, Taylor bequeathed items in his collection to descendants.] [The Taylor Collection]