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Regular price $17,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $17,500.00 USD

An unusual and rare mahogany swivel reading chair with a show wood back rail upholstered on the front side to allow for use to both sit in to use as a desk chair as well as to straddle for reading, having extraordinary and boldly carved acanthus leaf termini on the seat rail, the seat upholstered supported by a large steel frame that is screwed onto a board that sits on a metal support held by the legs. The four carved legs, originally with casters, are carved with attenuated acanthus forms and terminating in cabriole legs finished with a scroll. This is one of the most unusual chairs of this form that I have ever seen. Ht.30”, Seat ht. 18 1/2”Width 25”, Depth 22” 

Similar to several continental examples, a French chair at Chateau Ecouen dating from the 1500’s, and a walnut Italian chair pictured in Levy, Saul, “Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento” 1964, Plate 25.

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Clinton Howell Antiques

Clinton Howell Antiques is a New York City-based antique dealer in very fine English antique furniture and decorative objects, serving a world-wide clientele of collectors, designers and museums alike.

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