Tapestry Upholstered Black Walnut General Lee Lady Chair C. 1860-75 - For Sale
Tapestry Upholstered Black Walnut General Lee Lady Chair C. 1860-75
is proud to present
A Tapestry Upholstered Black Walnut General Lee Lady Chair C. 1860-75
A chair of this design was owned by General Robert E. Lee. It is referenced and illustrated on p. 61 of Thomas Ormsbee’s “Field Guide to American Victorian Furniture”. (See photo of page).
• This lady’s hoop skirt parlor chair is covered in a vintage tapestry upholstery, which is predominantly a tone-on-tone beige design of gothic arched windows and balconies with soft pink roses and green leaves, reminiscent of a manor garden. It is surrounded by beige gimp. This upholstery is in wonderful condition, with no tears or discolorations. The chair seat springs are also in great shape.
• The finger-molded crest rail is adorned with a central carving of grapes and leaves.
• The wood patina is warm, rich, and original.
• The chair stiles, arms and front legs form a continuous cyma-curve and are finished in triple-bead molding.
• The arms are open and low, to allow a lady’s hoop skirt to flow over them.
• The wooden side rails are adorned with incised carvings of leaves.
• The front seat rail has fluted molding.
• The frame is sturdy for everyday use.
Crest Rail Height: 40 1/4 inches
Seat Height: 16 inches
Seat width: 17 inches
Seat depth: 17 inches
Width arm to arm: 19 ¾ inches
This chair may be picked up in Boylston, MA.
We can arrange for delivery within 100 miles.
Please e-mail for a delivery estimate with your location and particulars.
If shipping is needed, email for a quote to your destination.
All items are sold "as is". This is an antique piece of furniture; small nicks and scratches are part of the beauty of an antique and are not described unless significant.
Please ask any questions prior to offering to purchase.