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19th Century Fish Carved Armchair


A beautifully made and very unusual carved mahogany chair, American, mid-19th century, the nearly circular shaped upholstered back topped with cresting in the form of two carved fish facing one another, above fish- and fish-scale-carved open arms, over a rounded seat supported by cabriole legs, carved with fish scales, the knees of the legs with fish dorsal fins, the back and seat upholstered in eel skin, circa 1980s, which resembles mother-of-pearl in color. Wonderful clean lines, crisp carving. A unique and rare piece of antique functional sculpture.


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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-19th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good condition, with no significant condition issues at al. Minor, age appropriate repairs. Structurally sound, although not designed for heavy usage.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 36.75 in. x W 24.75 in. x D 23 in.H 93.35 cm x W 62.87 cm x D 58.42 cm
  • Seat Height
    15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Essex, MA
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