1st & 2nd items: Two Federal Hepplewhite side dining chairs, possibly by Kneeland & Adams, Hartford, Connecticut (working in partnership 1792-1795), with arched crest rail, splats with Neoclassical carved urns designs, flared stiles and square tapered legs joined by stretchers. Seat upholstered over rails in rose damask upholstery. Chairs were acquired by the consignor from different sources over the course of several decades and exhibit minor differences in proportion and carving execution and differences in construction; 1st chair has corner braces; 2nd chair shows evidence of originally having glue blocks and makes use of pins in mortise-and-tenon joints. 2nd chair significantly re-worked at seat with 3 replaced rails. Note: A set of 6 documented Kneeland & Adams chairs are in the Winterthur Museum collection, accession numbers 1967.0151.001-.006, and viewable at: http://museumcollection.winterthur.org. 38''H x 20 1/2W x 17''D 3rd item: Federal Hepplewhite period wingback easy chair, walnut primary wood (unknown secondary), having a straight back and wings at right angles to back, terminating into arms, square seat with separate seat cushion, above walnut plain square front legs with inlaid cuffs, and rear raking legs, with side, medial and rear stretchers. Covered in green floral damask upholstery. 45" H x 25" W x 23" D. 1790-1820; deacessioned from Historic Traveller's Rest Plantation in the 1960s. Provenance: The collection of Raymond White, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: One corner brace split and glued; scratch to proper right stile above seat, overall wear, especially to legs. 2nd item: 3 seat rails replaced; medial stretcher tenons failed and repaired; feet appear to be cut down, overall wear, especially to legs. 3rd item: Overall good condition. All four feet appear to have been replaced at cuff height. Fabric overall very good condition.
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