Moorestown, New Jersey circa 1799-1810. Outstanding Windsor bench made by chairmaker and turner William McElroy of Moorestown, New Jersey. William McElroy was married to Elizabeth Stokes and owned a shop on West Main Street in Moorestown from about 1805 - 1817. He is mentioned in the "Old Town Book" as a pound keeper for stray animals in 1805. This is a superb example of McElroy's skill. The bench is 79" long and has 27 spindles. The arms are mahogany.The color is a greenish black with gold leaf striping in the bamboo grooves. This is a second paint probably early 20th century. The first paint was a beige or straw color.The bench is branded "W.McElroy" twice on the seat bottom.
Condition: The condition is outstanding with only one break to a spindle.
Dimensions: Seat Length 79" Seat Height 18"