AN AMERICAN MAHOGANY MASTER'S CHAIR, the waved channelled and tasselled toprail centred by a basket of flowers above a pierced swagged and foliate-carved lyre-shaped splat with spindle base, the out-curved channelled scrolled arms above a drop-in seat covered in white silk floral damask, the seat-rail carved with a central scallop-shell,on foliate-carved cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet

Details
AN AMERICAN MAHOGANY MASTER'S CHAIR, the waved channelled and tasselled toprail centred by a basket of flowers above a pierced swagged and foliate-carved lyre-shaped splat with spindle base, the out-curved channelled scrolled arms above a drop-in seat covered in white silk floral damask, the seat-rail carved with a central scallop-shell,on foliate-carved cabriole legs and claw-and-ball feet

Lot Essay

With its serpentined and tassel-enriched crest-rail, serpentined feet with eagle-claw emerging from acanthus foliage and its rail embellished with a 'Venus' shell, the chairs relate closely to a ribbon-back parlour chair in the Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, illustrated by J. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition New York, 1982, no. 1008 and attributed to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area circa 1750-90
;

More from English Furniture

View All
View All