Rare and Possibly Unique Transitional Chippendale Balloon Seat Side Chair
Probably Massachusetts, ca. 1765-1775
Condition: Excellent with only alterations to the slip seat, refinished.
Provenance: From a private Virginia collection. Purchased from a New England dealer in the early 1980s.
The chair has the combination of an unusually carved and pierced Chippendale splat and carved crest rail above a balloon seat and block and turned stretches typically found in the Queen Anne period. This chair appears to be one of a set.
Dimensions: 44 1/2"h at crest x 21 1/2"w x 20 1/2"d; 17" seat height
Item ID: F-SF-CH 081