Each chair has an interlaced heart-shaped back
centering a pierced flower-head and bellflower-carved splat. The chair is
further defined by an over-upholstered serpentine saddle seat which retains its
original stuffing. The legs are stop-fluted and turned in the French Louis XVI
style, which are the rarest form of leg in this grouping of chairs.
Chairs of similar form--save the rare stop-fluted
leg--is referenced in a number of places. See Dean A. Fales, Jr., Furniture at Historic Deerfield, Page 77, Ill.
143; Helen Comstock, American Furniture, No. 431; F. C. Morse, Furniture of the Olden Time, Page 205, Fig.
189; Irving Lyon, Colonial Furniture of New England, 111. 89; Bernard & S.
Dean Levy, Inc., Opulence and Splendor-The New York Chair 1690 -
1830, Pgs. 32 and 33. The chair on page 33 was also advertised by Levy in
Antiques Magazine, August 1977.