With Original Hand Painted Finish
And Old Mustard Paint
A Charming Example of 19thc.
Pennsylvania Folk Art!
A delightful child's chair found locally
here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Purchased from a collector
of childhood antiques. So representational of the 19th century Pennsylvania
German style and quality with it's lovely FOLK ART hand painted scrolling
leaf designs decorating the entire chair, it is probably AMISH in
A special little chair, still
immensely usable for a child to enjoy, or the perfect chair to display your
favored doll or bear. This has a gorgeous patina, with a warm reddish
coloring to the wood and beautifully hand painted decoration across the back
splats and both the front and the back
Made of maple and oak this
little rush seat child's chair is quite charming. Rare to find
these child sized antique arm chairs from the mid 1800's, and this one has
the most lovely shaped posts. The top of the left back post still retains
a little peaked shape while the top of the right post is quite worn. The
front posts also show wear at the top ... it all adds to the charm knowing
how well used and loved this chair was for so many years. And the wood
retains a gorgeous patina, warm coloring with that lovely hand painted
The rush seat is original and still
in quite good condition with expected surface wear to the old mustard paint
The two back splats are gently curved
and still have much of the hand painted decoration. The top splat shows
wear with the oak wood grain showing thru. The bottom splat retains more
of the decoration, it is made of oak or maple. All the posts are made
of maple and if you look closely you can still see the scribe marks around
around the base of the chair are a mix of oak and maple.
of course show plenty of wear and are good and strong and tight to the chair
The chair has a smooth feel where age
has mellowed and darkened the wood from handling over more than 160 years.
The painted finish shows it's age handsomely and is still a delight
to look at.
Overall the chair is in very good
condition, still quite usable. All the joints are sturdy and strong.
The overall height is 20", height from
floor to top of rush seat is 8-1/2".
Measurement at the front between the
arms is 10" and the depth of the seat is
Rockers measure 18-1/4" front to back
- 13-1/4" wide across the front - 10-3/4" wide across the
A Delightful Little Antique Rocking Chair