19th Century Swiss Chair

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This is a particularly elaborate example of a traditional Swiss chair. It was made in the 19th century in the Alpenzell region of Switzerland, and features beautiful carving in a baroque idiom: stylized faces blowing wind in opposite directions on either side of the back, crowned by the head of a cherub. This chair is fine piece of European folk art, completely handcarved and constructed with beautiful joinery. It was meant to serve a family for many generations. As with tribal/ethnographic objects, a traditional chair such as this one works rather amazingly well alongside more austere modern design.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent original condition.
  • Dimensions
    38.5 in. H x 16.5 in. W
    98 cm H x 42 cm W
  • Seat Height
    19 in. (48 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U1112138091676
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