Lot 118
New England William and Mary Cherry Bannister Back Side Chair
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
First half of the 18th century, shaped crest rail, three turned half-column spindles, turned stiles, rush seat, turned front legs, stretcher base.

40 x 19.5 x 14.5 in.

From the Collection of Colonel and Mrs. Gordon Roberts, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Property of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie's New York, sale 1279, lot 429, January 15-16, 2004.

Literature: L.G. Myers, "Queen Anne Chairs of Colonial Days," The Magazine Antiques vol. 22 (December, 1932) p. 213, fig. 1a; Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, vol 2 (New York, 1926): p. 56.

Old chip and wear at crest rail; later rush seat; tenon joints exposed at stretchers.