F306 Pennsylvania paint decorated plank-seat Settee of the mid-19th century (1845-65), in the half-spindle-back style with an angel wing crest rail. The mustard yellow is decorated with green leaves, brown fruit and red striping. There is a large fruit in the center, flanked by leaves and various fruit extending out from each side. The theorem-like registers on the crest rails are typical of rural Pennsylvania chairs and benches. The overall result is a pleasing example of Pennsylvania German Folk Art on a piece of rural-made, paint- decorated furniture.
Measurements: 79 ¼” wide x 20” deep x 331/2” tall. The seat is 16 ½” tall.