Two Important Federal Antique Lolling Chairs, One Bearing the Label of Lemuel Churchill, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1805.
These masterfully proportioned antique lolling chairs represent the most refined examples produced in Boston during the Federal era. The flared lines of the back, the delicately shaped arms and subtle molding at the edge of the legs and arm supports epitomize the restrained flamboyance of Boston tastes. One of these antique chairs bears a nearly perfect label from the cabinetmaker, Lemuel Churchill. Only two other antique lolling chairs bearing the label of Lemuel Churchill are known. This labeled example has the most complete label known. These armchairs feature the same overall design as the two other chairs labeled by Lemuel Churchill: one is illustrated in Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1966, figure no. 116 and another advertised by Leigh Keno American Antiques, in The Magazine Antiques, October 1991, page 472.
Height: 41"; Width: 25"; Depth: 24"
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