19 October 2000
A GEORGE I WALNUT ARMCHAIR*
Possibly Irish, circa 1725 and adaped from a commode chair
The yoke-form crestrail with inscrolled stiles and vasiform solid splat, the downscrolled arm terminals above inswept supports and a trapezoidal drop-in seat upholstered in burnt orange velvet with plain apron, the cabriole legs with scrolled volute angles and trifid feet, the rails reshaped and originally a close stool
Mrs. J. Seward Johnson.
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