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New Hampshire Settee

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NEW HAMPSHIRE SETTEE, FOUND IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE TOWN OF DOVER, CA 1800: This marvelous, country windsor settee was recently found in the basement of the public library in Dover, New Hampshire. There it had quite evidently been since the building was built, around the year 1800. The crest rail has a bold step-down profile, accentuated by the high-curving, angel-wing returns at either end. The form is further enhanced by the somewhat exaggerated overhang of the wide, shaped seat, which is perched on turned, bamboo legs and stretchers. But perhaps the best feature is carved shield in the center spindle, placed just below the midpoint. The combination of these elements take what might otherwise be another common interpretation of a formal, urban bench, and elevate it to the stature of high country Folk Art. All of this could be forgotten, however, if the settee were refinished. But it was not. The thin layer of early, Spanish brown paint, dating to the first quarter of the 19th century, is extra dry, with excellent craquelure and is practically as exceptional as the form it compliments.

Details

  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1800
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    See item description.
  • Dimensions
    H 37 in. x W 82.5 in. x D 20.5 in.H 93.98 cm x W 209.55 cm x D 52.07 cm
  • Seller Location
    York County, PA
  • Seller Reference Number
    set-020
  • Reference Number
    U080701849740
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