Paint-decorated windsor double settee
Probably Maryland or Virginia, circa 1800-1815
Poplar, hickory and maple, original painted decoration, in a remarkable state of preservation, 36 x 40 x 14 inches
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A settee of nearly identical form and scale but in refinished condition is in the collection of Winterthur Museum, illustrated
in Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture, Specialized Forms (New York, 1997), figs 1-88.
Pioneer Americana collection of Esther H. Ludwig (1905-2005), Shoemakersville, Berks County, PA; “An Important Berks County Collection: The Estate of Esther H. Ludwig,” Freeman’s, Philadelphia, PA, November 21, 2005, lot 1284; Philip H. Bradley Company, Downingtown, PA; David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, Woodbury, CT; Collection of Jane and Gerald Katcher, Aspen, CO.
Advertisement for Philip H. Bradley, The Magazine Antiques, April 2006, p. 9.
Jane Katcher, “Continuing Themes and Connections,” in Jane Katcher, David A. Schorsch, and Ruth Wolfe, Eds, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence, Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, Volume II (Seattle, 2011), pages 340-341, 423, number 82.