SIX Philadelphia Klismos Dining Chairs

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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.
For an interesting composed American set of 8: consider combining with the
pair of American Chippendale Revival armchairs simultaneously offered in our
site. Attractive color match and period contrast.

Details

  • Period
    Early 19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-Carved   Padouk
  • Condition
    Good. Very sturdy, dense heavy-weight wood. No sway or wobbliness..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    30.5 in. H x 19 in. W x 21 in. D
    77 cm H x 48 cm W x 53 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (46 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Number of Items
    6
  • Reference Number
    LU86672218782
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Located in Woodbury, CT

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