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Early 18th Century Mahogany Philadelphia Chair

Early 18th Century Mahogany Philadelphia Chair


circa 1740 - 1750

An 18th Century George II Philadelphia carved mahogany single chair.

The chair is fitted with a drop in seat and upholstered in a green leather and is raised on crisply carved cabriolet legs. The cabriolet legs are carved with stiff leaf carving to the knees which terminate on ball and claw feet with outstretched rear legs.

The most unusual feature is seen to the top of the chair, where we call the chair's 'ears'. The carving to the ears is rather naïve but elegant and typical of American furniture of the time; the ears sit above a vast splat open fret back.

The chair has not suffered any breaks or splits. It is a fine example which would have been almost certainly made as part of a set of dining chairs, perhaps for six or eight, and we have one fine example left today.




Height 97.00cm (38.19 inches)

Width 51.00cm (20.08 inches)

Depth 42.00cm (16.54 inches)

Stock No: 11341


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