Set of three American upholstered seat mahogany side chairs (1800-1810)
Set of three American mahogany upholstered seat side chairs on reeded sabre legs with flared feet. The London cabinetmakers book of this period describes a scroll back chair with a bell-shaped seat and sweeping Grecian front legs with a hollow below the cross banister. The description fits these chairs and identifies them as a popular model in New York, circa 1800-10. In these examples, the reeded upper rear leg posts frame a solid crest rail over a horizontal back rail & lower banister rail. The seat frames and corner blocks are tulip poplar with white pine medial brace and oak rear seat rail. Fragmented nailers were spliced with new poplar and mahogany surfaces were cleaned and finished in shellac. Seats have been reupholstered in a Scalamandre damask fabric centered on a medallion design.
American, New York, School of Duncan Phyfe, circa 1800-10.
Condition: All chairs have been restored, refinished, and reupholstered. Overall condition is excellent. Wear commensurate with age and use.
Materials: Mahogany, Tulip Poplar, Oak, Upholstery
Dimensions: 18-1/2” W x 21” D x 33” H
17-1/2” (seat height)
17” (seat depth)
Tear sheets are available on request.
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