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1940s Ebonized Walnut Swiveling Stool or Vanity Chair with Lyre Detail


This whimsical stool or vanity chair was realized in America, circa 1940. A stylized lyre, with brass spindles, forms the back of the chair. The apron that supports the dove gray mohair seat features stylized floral details and a reeded design. This incised geometric pattern in the apron recurs throughout the ebonized walnut body, including in the seat's stiles that culminate in a scroll form at their apex. Additionally, the chairs have cabriole legs with a rhombus shelf with convex sides approaching the feet. This is a fine example of 1940s neoclassical design in America. It represents a perfect accent piece and would be equally well suited as a stool or vanity chair. It features a newly upholstered mohair seat and has been restored to mint condition. American, circa 1940 Dimensions: 31" H x 14.5" D x 16" W Seat height: 19.5".


  • Dimensions

    H 31 in. x W 16 in. x D 14.5 in.

    H 78.74 cm x W 40.64 cm x D 36.83 cm

  • Seat height
    19.5 in. (49.53 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
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