A Mahogany Neoclassical Open Armchair, Boston, circa 1830
carving defines this chair which is fully developed
along the top of the chair stiles in additon to the
bottom and top of arm supports as well as on the scrolled
arms. This chair is further embellished with rosettes
and has carved and turned front legs all of which
are supported on its original casters.
This open arm chair probably served in a library or gentleman’s office. While the scale is grand, the form is highly developed along classic lines with the finest choice of woods and unsurpassed carving. As an aside, and of functional interest is that this chair was obviously designed by someone who understood the positive function of lower back support and is extremely comfortable.
Height: 42 1/2 in. Seat Height: 16 in.
Width: 25 1/2 in. Depth: 20 in.
sw00941 - $18,000