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Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags and Painted Furniture - SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING, CA 1850-1880
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  SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING, CA 1850-1880
Dimensions (inches): 32" tall x 15" wide x 14" overall depth
Description:
Set of 6 paint-decorated, Pennsylvania, plank-seated chairs, in kelly green, decorated all over with simple but beautiful yellow striping. The paint surface is original and untouched. The chairs were made sometime during the mid-19th century, between 1850 and 1880. This is a closed lyre back design with a classic angel wing crest rail. The origin of this chair type in Pennsylvania was a more durable outgrowth of the urban Windsor. Production began in the 1840’s and had virtually ceased by 1880. Chairs were often made by one person and painted by another, although in the same shop. Most historians feel that they were made to order with regard to decoration style, color, and to some degree, construction. It is almost unheard of, however, to see any more than 6 matching Pennsylvania plank seat chairs. This is a bit hard to explain given the large size of rural families, but the chairs must have been costly enough to make the purchase of more than 6 an extravagant undertaking for most rural households.

Condition: There are minor scrapes and losses, but wear is far less than expected and the chairs were obviously well cared for.
   
Primary Color: green, yellow
Earliest Date: 1845
Latest Date: 1880
For Sale Status: Available
Price $3,650
E-mail: info@jeffbridgman.com
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