probably Massachusetts, 18th century, walnut with cherry with maple and white pine secondary, walnut front legs and stretchers, cherry rear legs and rear stretcher, frame with arched crest and scrolled arms set with a watered red wool upholstery, cabriole legs and pad feet with stretchers, 47-1/4 x 35 x 24-1/4 in.
Note: Colonial Williamsburg notes indicate there is a large spliced addition on top of proper right corner of crest at proper right stile, other wood putty fills and evidence of repair to frame with later tacking rail additions. Copy of Colonial Williamsburg notes accompany lot.
Illustrated in Barry Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Colonial Williamsburg, catalog no. 68, pg. 76-77. The original foundation upholstery for the chair was removed by Colonial Williamsburg in the 1960s, and was stored separately. It accompanies the lot.
Provenance: Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Earl Osborn, 1967; Property Deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia; all proceeds to benefit the Collections Acquisitions Fund
formerly fitted with casters, now removed, break and repair at top of one rear leg, knee returns replaced, breaks and repairs at front toes (original material), upholstery in good condition overall with some scattered light soiling and minor discoloration, especially at center back