SIX Philadelphia Klismos Dining Chairs

Buyer Protection Guaranteed


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.


    Early 19th Century
    Materials and Techniques
    Hand-Carved   Padouk
    Good. Very sturdy, dense heavy-weight wood. No sway or wobbliness..
    Wear consistent with age and use
    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
    Sold As
    Set of 6
    Reference Number
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Woodbury, CT

More from this Seller

SIX Louis XIII Dining Chairs
SIX Louis XIII Dining Chairs
Upholstery, Oak
An extraordinary set of six mid-17th century Louis XIII late Renaissance period dining side chairs. Hand-turned and carved oak, dual turned front stretchers, flat H-stretchers, and soli...
FOURTEEN American Queen Anne Revival Dining Chairs
FOURTEEN American Queen Anne Revival Dining Chairs...
Circa 1875 Virginia bench-made walnut matched set of two armchairs and 12 side chairs; with shell carved knees, slippered front feet, wavy back splats, and distinctive flat serpentine c...
Child's Hepplewhite Dining Armchair
Child's Hepplewhite Dining Armchair
A late 18th century George III period Hepplewhite manner mahogany dining chair; with original child-safe removable exit bar. Slip seated and covered in leather. It is unlikely that thi...
Italian Swan Lyre Klismos Settee and Side Chair
Italian Swan Lyre Klismos Settee and Side Chair
Cane, Fruitwood
An Italian cane seated fruitwood quadruple lyre back settee and accompanying side chair. The lyre forms are actually pairs of swans' necks with a central inlaid column, simulating strin...