SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA PAINTED LADDER-BACK ARM CHAIR, oak/hickory, an outstanding and rare Southern "Great Chair" example, featuring four arched slat back, finely turned acorn-form finials, bold and unusual turned arm rests, possibly original woven-rush seat, and turned legs with double-box stretcher. Original dry red-painted surface. Second half 18th century. 46 1/8" HOA, 19 3/4" x 26 1/4" seat. Provenance: Property of a Shenandoah Valley private collector.
Tillets's Auction, October 10, 1998, Swart estate, Aldie, VA.
Very good condition with minor expected usage wear. Old break, repair, and small losses to upper slat.