ANTIQUE PAINTED CHILDS BRIMFIELD NEW ENGLAND CHAIR AAFA

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 21, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

EARLY ANTIQUE NEW ENGLAND CHILDS CHAIR
Description
This is a wonderful early painted child's New England chair. Check out all the pics! I bought this years ago in Brimfield when my son was very young. It was the perfect size for a holiday portrait I took of him when he was just a toddler. The dealer I bought it from explained the reason the fronts of these chairs are all flat. He said it is because the children of that time period used these chairs like this for "walkers" when they were learning how to walk. They would scoot the chair on it's front so most of them you see that are this old are usually flat on the front turnings because of this. I can just picture many sweet little children learning to toddle around their early cabins on the old wide plank wood floors while their mommys were tending to the fire to cook dinner or while they were quilting in their own favorite chair next to the winter fireplace. There is early gray paint and what looks to be early putty or buttermilk paint under the black also. I left the original paint on it as I found it and as you see in the pics because I wanted the black paint on there. It is a flat dry early paint...not shiny like some of the pics might look. This chair is still very sturdy and is all pegged. The seat has some wear in the very front from years of little children
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