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1st item: Chippendale period side chair, possibly Maryland or Virginia, mahogany, with C scroll carving at the crest rail and ears, the splat carved and pierced in interlacing pattern of Gothic arches and trefoil, splat set into applied shoe on rear seat rail. Raking rear stiles; seat with beaded rails (lacking the slip seat); Front straight legs with beaded edges and connected by side, medial, and rear stretchers. Roman numeral 8 (VIII) inscribed to interior of rear seat rail. 37" H x 22" W x 18" D. 1760-1790. 2nd item: Early American, possibly Delaware Valley ladder back rocker with plain round back posts having button finials, arched slats over a rush woven seat, turned front posts having armrests with ring turned supports; ring turned stretchers and large squared rockers. 41 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W x 31 1/2" D (at rockers). Circa 1800.
CONDITION: 1st item: Wear and scratches throughout, particularly on stiles and front legs; some discoloration from mildew; some pins/plugs re-filled; corner blocks replaced; proper right stretcher has been reinforced with an added sister board; loss to back of proper left front foot; loss of definition to proper right rear foot edges; repair to top of splat at proper right. 2nd item: Overall excellent condition, with minor wear, scratches, and fluctuations in color at high-touch areas; repaired crack to proper right rear stile at stretcher; crack in proper right rear stile at rocker; old loss of depth at front of arm rest; stain to front lower stretcher; loss of definition to some ring turnings, including front top stretcher.