What a great chair of exceptional quality! This unique form is referred to as a Savonarola chair and has a solid oak, highly carved frame. Notice the carved old man wind faces on the back and the lion faced carving between the front legs. In addition, there are 2 shell carvings on the back as well. The frame has an unusual carved recessed pattern throughout. The stretchers between the legs are boldly turned. Amazingly, the chair appears to retain its original tapestry fabric in a geometric pattern. Notice the unusual gimp and fancy brass tack heads. The fabric is in excellent condition considering its age. There is one small ¼" round hole in the seat. This is only visible upon close examination. The chair fabric is free of stains. The chair frame is tight and the original finish is in excellent condition. 40"h X 26"w X 27"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1890-1910.
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