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Exquisite Chippendale-Late Georgian-Napoleonic Transition Period High Chair C. 1798-1805 of Mahogany For Spectacular Antique Doll Display
One of the most astounding early pieces we have ever been able to offer our clientele, this piece is simply an incredible gem of history. Do you have a big Hilda baby? A lifesize Lori baby? An early English Poured Wax baby? A Laughing SFBJ Jumeau bebe? A TWIRP? Any of these beauties are just begging for a little throne to sit in-- and how could a kind parent disappoint with so regal a high chair??? With the original upholstery (hand done needle point) spectacular inlay (unlike any others we've ever seen) this beautiful piece is for the best of the best, with all original parts intact. Few others of this quality are available on today's market, and NONE even close to the detail of the inlay this piece exhibits; we know it will not be here long, so snap up this one of a kind before it is gone forever!
***Yes it is available on layaway! Take up to eight months to pay for this amazing piece. GIve us a call anytime at 718-859-0901 to hear an in hand description of its wonderful condition or to discuss layaway terms!***
A wonderful piece in nearly untouched condition, it has all of the original accoutrements that so many examples have lost to history including the original toy/food table bar with original metal lock underneath, the original detachable and movable foot rest with adjustable levels to lower as baby grows, the original pedestal stand and the original turning peg at the bottom. The fabulous inlay is intact with all of the original parts (small repairs at the tops of the arm rests.) The scroll cartouche at the back of the chair is in perfect condition, as are the shoulder and lower back rests. A bit of history; this chair has a very distinct, unmatched style that suggests it was created in the late 1790's, early as a transitional piece from the Chippendale to early Empire/Napoleonic period aesthetic. The chair maintains the structure of the Chippendale era examples (link available upon request,) however the scroll detail at the back suggests it takes into account the Napoleonic aesthetic. It was probably produced just after King George III lost the English throne.
Marks: None. (number paper on the bottom: 7801, seems to be a Victorian Auction lot no. tag)
Condition: It is in wonderful working condition, and will be shipped in two boxes. There is a minor repair to the foot rest and the brass of one of the footrest holes. It was used, so there is minor wear- but such is the fate of all great antiques. Please examine all of the images carefully and do not hesitate to contact with any questions.
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