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SIX Philadelphia Klismos Dining Chairs


Six gadroon crested padauk klismos sabre-legged dining chairs, with hand-stitched needlepoint slip seats in mint condition. Attributed to Antoine Gabriel Quervelle, French trained Philadelphian furniture maker. Six of a very large set of side chairs, divided by heirs into smaller sets of six. Narrative provenance confirmed by Roman numeral inscription. The slip-seats conform to the curvature of the slanted klismos form seat rails. The seat height of 18 inches is appropriate for use at a period table of the early 19th century, when these chairs were made.


  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. Very sturdy, dense heavy-weight wood. No sway or wobbliness..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 30.5 in. x W 19 in. x D 21 in.

    H 77.47 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 53.34 cm

  • Seat height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller reference number
    1504 JIOE S
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Reference number

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