Friday, February 20, 2009

Chair #51

—Designer unknown

Offered through Arthur Brett antiques—On their website they write: The unusual design for these Hepplewhite-style mahogany chairs is based on a unique set of original 18th century chairs that were part of the Brett family collection in the early 1960s. It is also interesting to note a similar example is included in the Royal Collection. The unique design of the back with its graceful radiating sun burst spokes is a simpler interpretation of the ever popular wheel back design. An oval boss veneered in exotic and rare burr thuya wood is positioned in the centre of the beautifully shaped backrest. The generous seat of the chair, featuring a serpentine front rail, is raised on square tapering fluted front legs that terminate in simple moulded pad feet. 

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