An important Chippendale walnut roundabout chair, New York City, circa 1780.
This handsome chair is an important example of the fine roundabout chair that were produced in New York during the mid-18th Century. The chair is constructed of high quality walnut and exhibits an exuberance in the shaping of the arm supports, seat rail and four cabriole legs each with a ball and claw feet. The sophistication of the forms achieve a sculptural appearance, which elevates the importance of this handsome chair
Sometimes referred to as a corner chair, they are generally considered to be a gentleman’s chair. The form is associated with the activities performed at a desk, such as reading and writing. The seat enables one to change position and move without turning the chair.
The chair has a pronounced bolster-form crest above a scrolled arm. The conforming arm rest has reverse scroll hand holds. The arm is supported by three serpentine form stiles centering a pair of vase form splats. The supports join a slip seat with dramatically serpentine shape front rails. Each of the four cabriole legs have shaped knee returns and sturdy ball and claw feet.
Dimensions: Height at crest 39 ¾”; Width 24”; Height 22”
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