An extremely rare mid 18th century carved mahogany child’s chair. The acanthus carved crest rail and splat back with shaped arms, having drop-in seat upholstered in 19th century needlework; on acanthus carved cabriole legs terminating in claw and ball feet with later bar and foot rest. Standing on original stand with conforming cabriole legs united by turned under-stretchers.
Note: this is better than the example illustrated in ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture’ having finer carving to crest rail and knees as well as being removable from the stand.
Note: Footrest and bar of later date
Literature: Edwards, Ralph, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 1924-7, Vol I p.315, fig. 6; a similar example.
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