Federal Lolling Chair
Massachusetts, probably Essex County, ca. 1795-1805.
Mahogany, maple frame
Condition: Excellent condition, frame in a remarkable state of preservation.
This style of lolling chair is commonly referred to as a “Martha Washington” chair, having a well-defined serpentine crest rail with an upholstered back flanked by shaped open arms. The carved molded arms continue into the front legs and are supported by a stretcher base.
Dimensions: 43"h x 24 1/2"w x 23 1/4"d (furthest points)
Item ID: F-SF-CH 214