A Mahogany Sheraton/Federal Upholstered Open Armchair, New England, c.1810
This is a provincial example of the lolling chair form and is delicately executed throughout. Note the baluster shaped front legs and the stylized arm supports which lend a feeling of good support to the arms which terminate with small scrolls. The back is beautifully curved, which again terminates in a scroll similar to the arm.
What makes this chair special--aside from form and simplicity--is the first surface. It has never been refinished and only lightly waxed through the years. It is in a perfect state of preservation. Also, see the frame prior to upholstery, which we have redone in an appropriate historic fabric.
Height: 42 in. Width: 23 1/2 in. Depth: 29 1/2 in.
Seat Height: 16 1/2 in. Seat Width: 16 1/2 in. - 20 1/2 in.
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