Set of 6 vintage Eldred Wheeler solid cherry chairs in the country Chippendale style. Removable slip seats covered in bargello fabric. Pierce carved backs with overlapping definition, straight legs, and wooden pin construction. These were some of the finest and most labor-intensive chairs Eldred Wheeler ever produced. Each chair measures 38.5" high to the back, 20.5" high to the seat, 19.5" wide at the front, 20" wide at the back, and 16 inches deep. The chairs were photographed outdoors and stronger sunlight on one chair makes it appear lighter than the others, but they are all perfectly matched.
This table was hand crafted by Jeffrey Greene of Newport, RI, approximately 20 years ago. It is an exact replica of an 18th century Boston Queen Anne style tea table made in beautifully figured maple. It features boldly shaped aprons and long, graceful cabriole legs ending in pad feet. The overhanging top has a molded edge. The table has a great amount of lift, in keeping with the design ideals of its day. The pegs are visible in the mortise-and-tenon frame joinery. Dimensions: 28½"h x 26"w x 18"d. Bio of Jeffrey Greene: Jeffrey Greene is a furniture maker specializing in 18th-century American designs. His expertise is in creating historically accurate replicas of important original pieces from museums and private collections. Greene is best known for his work in the manner of Newport, Rhode Island’s legendary cabinetmakers, the Townsends and Goddards. His pieces are crafted entirely by hand, employing all the methods of period cabinetmakers to guarantee authenticity of the design and structure. Greene’s furniture is made to order and is commissioned to stand among collections of original examples. He works alone to give each piece the full attention it requires and deserves. Greene is the author of American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique, Structure. similar example: Fairbanks & Bates p. 124
Vintage handmade tiger maple dining table in the country French style by Leonards of Seekonk, MA. Strong all over tiger maple boards. Hand crafted with wooden pin construction, in excellent condition. Note: All the top boards are held together with wooden pins so there will never be any separation, cracks or warping. This wonderful country French design allows for chairs to be unimpeded by cross stretchers. Easily seats 8. Measures 84 inches long by 41.75 inches deep by 30 inches high. This table was specially ordered for a Southport, CT, estate 20 years ago.
Eldred Wheeler small oval stand made from tiger maple, burl maple and birds-eye maple, in the American country Queen Anne style. Dimensions: 25.25" L x 20.25" W x 25.25" H. This stand was one of the earlier pieces make by Eldred Wheeler. Note the aged color underneath, hand tooling marks and strong birds-eye. This is one of the earliest and finest examples he ever made. It is museum quality. Elder Wheeler is no long producing furniture. The cabinet shop reproduced the finest examples of reproduction American country furniture.
J. L. Treharn country tiger maple tea table with original crackle-painted black base. Beautiful hand construction. measures 25.5" long x 18" wide x 26" high. J. L. Treharn of Youngstown, Ohio, stopped production in 2016 after decades of crafting exact hand made reproductions of Colonial American country furniture. Note the square, not round, wooden pegs, and strongly figured tiger boards. Hand block planed. Purchased 30 years ago from Old Saybrook Country Barn, dealers in D. R. Dimes and J. L. Threharn furniture.