The concave crestrail over a solid vasiform splat sided by shaped
stiles and s-curved arms with outward curving carved scrolled
handholds and c-curve supports, above a trapezoidal slip seat with
shaped front seatrail, raised on front cabriole legs ending in snake
feet, the raking back legs chamfered to all four sides; generously
proportioned; the seat nicely upholstered in antique silk damask;
Colonial Williamsburg Collection, bearing the 1936 museum acquisition inventory number 1936-291;
documents available refelcting purchase by John Rockefeller from Christie's London in 1936,
with subsequent exhibition locations of Governors Palace, Burt House, and Lightfoot House
Open arms chairs are somewhat rare in
the first quarter of the 18th century.
faithful copies were made in the late 19th century –
often marketed as 18th century.
However this one is
right in every respect.
There is conjecture that this chair might
be Irish, due to the size and snake feet.
However, in my personal
opinion, it is English.
: Excellent for age and usage; expected scuffs and nicks; a repair
to the arm and crest/stile attachment on each side;
now-filled holes on each stile for an unknown reason; replaced seat
blocks; expected signs on old worming
39.75” High x 28” over handholds
27” Total Depth
Seat : 18” High x 23” Wide x 17” Deep
Price : Please Inquire