An Extremely Rare American Painted and Gilded Barrel Back Wing Chair In The Manner of Louis XVI. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1810
Furniture - American
This chair demonstrates the prevailing influence of French styles in Federal America. The carved legs, which are painted green with gilt foliage and highlights, echo the Louis XVI styles fashionable at the end of the 18th century. It is acknowledged that Philadelphia produced the finest examples of these French forms in a number of it’s prominent cabinet shops. This rare example handsomely combines the French and Sheraton tastes of the day, into a form which is uniquely American. Height: 45 ¾”; Width 33 ½” ; Depth at seat 26”
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