This is a small-scale settee, almost diminutive. The feet are of traditional cabriole form, and
the rear legs splay out to create a very stylized profile. The upholstery, while not new, is in perfect
condition with beautiful needlepoint work.
As is traditional, the back is covered in a simpler fabric. See detailed images.
The chair has had reinforcing blocks inside the rear
legs. The underside shows its bottom
frame, which is clearly 18th century. Given the delicacy of its form, it is a rare
survivor, and obviously treasured through the years. It is perfect for a lady’s boudoir, sitting