Classical Library Chair

Baltimore, Maryland
Circa 1820

This beautiful commodious easy chair is a rare form not often found in American furniture. A chair attributed to the shop of Duncan Phyfe is of similar form, yet it is smaller in size. This example has a bold rectilinear back above shaped arms with finely reeded mahogany legs supported with brass ferrules and casters.

The Duncan Phyfe example was previously exhibited in the Girl Scout Loan Exhibition of 1929 and is now in the collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mahogany (secondary woods: poplar and pine)
Height: 42” Width: 31” Depth: 29¼”

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