A very good Federal mahogany and inlaid lolling chair, Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire, circa 1815-20.
This attractive antique lolling chair has high turned front legs in keeping with the Sheraton styles. These desirable Sheraton examples have a much higher and lighter appearance than the earlier Hepplewhite versions which incorporate squared legs with cross-stretchers. The arms and legs retain a pleasing warm color with a mellow surface. The antique lolling chair has a canted upholstered rectangular back with gently curved serpentine mahogany arms. The arms join dramatically scrolled serpentine supports with fine line inlaid borders having ovolo tops and bottoms. The subtle embellishment of line inlay is a very rare and desirable feature that is found on only the best examples of Federal lolling chairs. These supports join the seat frame and transition to ring and inverted vase turned front legs. The rear legs are rectangular with a gentle backward sweep or rake. Each of the legs retain full height, which maintains the attractive profile of the chair and appropriate seating height.
Dimensions: Height 42”; Width 27 ½”; Depth 24 ¼” Seat height 16”.
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