There are two armchairs in the style of Chippendale with ample carving and tooling and ball and claw foot. The cushions are red silk. The chairs measure 39 inches high from the top of the back to the floor. They measure 29 inches wide at the seat and 17 inches deep. The drop from the cushion to the floor is 20 inches. The wood is unfamiliar to me with its reddish color that resembles redwood or teak. There is a nick or chip of wood missing at the bottom of one of the legs. The wood patina is amazing.
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I think these are mahogany with a very reddish later stain.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A pair of Chippendale or George III style carved mahogany open armchairs
probably first quarter 20th Century
Each with shaped acanthus-carved crest over a pierced strapwork back with acanthus carving, serpentine arms with carved ends, the trapezoidal slip-seat with red silk upholstery with white medallions over a gadrooned carved front rail, all raised on front cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet and straight rear legs.
39 inches high overall; seat width 29 inches, seat depth 17 inches
CONDITION: appear to be in good condition with a later refinish and minor wear from use to legs
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale
$500-800 for the pair*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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