A Good Painted George III West-Country Stick-Back Childs Chair c.1800-20

Origin: English
Period: George III
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1800-1820
Width: 17.25”
Depth: 15”
Height: 33.5” or 16” at Seat (all at extremities)

In good untouched condition, the delicately proportioned early nineteenth century stick-back provincially made child’s size single chair having a stick back mortisised through the ash hoop on a shaped seat with remnants of the original green finish to the whole.

In desirable original condition, the chair is comfortable and is structurally sound, with expected wear commensurate with age. The paint finish survives most in tact on the comb spindles, top rail, legs and stretchers. This kind of wear and patination just can’t be cloned or faked and is suitably suggestive of its honest life thus far.

These types of provincial chairs were made in a wide range of styles and there are distinct regional variations from all over Britain and the USA where the form was equally popular. Period chairs of this type, when they were new, were painted and they were frequently made from different types of wood and thus the paint tied the pieces together.

Originally colouring and in good sturdy condition, this piece of furniture would prove to be a light in a dark corner.