Eastlake Style Folding Chair



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Eastlake Style Folding Chair

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Eastlake Style Folding Chair
ca. 1875-1890

Content Description: 

Chair, Folding. Eastlake style, suitable for use in a formal parlor. Folds by seat sliding up, forward, & down. Rectangular back with slightly curved crest rail with incised design. Back & seat carpet edged by braided gimp & attached by brass upholstery tacks. Partially upholstered armrests edged in black twisted fringe attached by brass upholstery tacks. Armrests pinned to back allowing chair to fold back. Modified rosettes attached to outside of top of stiles & arm supports at seat level & on either side of front feet. Saber front legs with hemispherical decoration at end. Turned stretcher front & back. Upholstered seat & back with machine woven imitation of needlepoint tulip & floral center. Arms rests also upholstered & have long twisted fringes. Turned spindles between medial and lower back rails. Faux graining (probably black oil paint over red ground) on crest rail & seat frame meant to imitate rosewood. Hand-turned stretchers. Piece has been re-varnished over the faux graining. If this later varnish is ever removed, great care should be taken as faux graining is now quite rare.

Physical Description: 

H: 36 1/2" W: 24 1/2" D: 28"
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399