Outstanding pair of sculptural Windsor comb-back side chairs made by Abraham Shove (1781-1846) of Berkley, Massachusetts, circa 1805. The unusual combination of traditional elements create a dramatic folk art presence. Note: These chairs have a historic painted surface of grey-green paint over original black on all elements of these chairs. One of the chairs bears Shove's early stamp: "SHOVE/BERKLEY". References: Typical bow-back side chairs by Shove are illustrated in Brock Jobe, Harbor and Home Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts 1710-1850 (2009), plate 22.1, and Nancy Evans, Windsor Chairs (1996), p. 371-2. Seat ht. 17"; overall ht. 46".