Queen Anne Style Mahogany Corner Chair over Pad Feet
England, Late 18th Century
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This is a nice example of a Queen Anne Style Corner Chair, crafted after the period, probably during the last few years of the 18th Century in England where the Georgian influence is clear in the feet and bold splat formations. The proportions throughout follow the boldness of the overall chair, the crest arm rail of unusually thick mahogany primaries, curved softly for comfort as it flow into the scrolling hand holds. The splat takes on a vasiform with unusually elaborate scroll cut work mirrored in both sides, tenoned into the separate shoe piece at the base, a fine plinth formation that swells before joining the splat. The slip seat is needlepoint upholstered and nearly square, rounded at the frontmost corner and framed in a molded lip, resting over an interior frame nailed with original rosehead nails along the inside. The corners are constructed with pinned tenon-mortise joinery. The front leg has a generous cyma-curve to the cabriole leg as it terminates in a padded foot, of close similarity and possible predecessor to the drake foot design that was prevalent during the last quarter of the 18th Century in Georgian and Chippendale designs. The other three feet are plain stump feet under slightly tapered legs.
This is a wonderful corner chair that will bring life and character to any room. With a broad number of design scenarios available, from the most common use to highlight a lonely corner, to the comfortable chair in a library or study beside a side table, or as a bedroom vanity chair, this is a chair that you will be able to implement in your home as it changes and shifts through the years. It is a timeless piece that can be enjoyed functionally and regularly in the home as you live with and enjoy this fine chair.
Measurements: 19 1/2" deep (from foot to foot) and 30" wide (from arm to arm) x 32 1/2" high; seat is 17 1/4" high
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