1760-1780, seat frame marked "VI", with its original slip seat frame similarly marked, pierced splat with tassel decoration, eagle carved handholds, 38-1/2 in.
Literature: Israel Sack, Inc. American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection, vol. I, 226. Washington D.C.: Highland House, 1981.Singleton, Esther The Furniture of our Forefathers, 417. New York: Doubleday, 1922This design is similar to the Van Rensselaer pattern, although this example differs in the carving of the crest rail and the seat rail.A nearly identical example (likely from the same set) sold at Sotheby's New York: 23 January 2011, from the Hascoe Family Collection. An additional chair from this set can be found at the Henry Ford Museum (29.1365.11)., Provenance: By descent in the family of Governor Joseph Talcott (1669-1741), Hartford, Connecticut; Mrs. Wainwright, Hartford, Connecticut; Israel Sack, Inc., New York; Marjorie Doyle Rockwell, Loudonville, New York; Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, 5 November 1995, lot 505; Israel Sack, Inc., New York; Property from a Durham, North Carolina Estate
good structural condition with some minor cracks, wear to carving overall, especially at handholds, other minor surface flaws and some color variation