Pair of Rose Chairs

c. 1850
$7,880 USD
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W: 22.0" D: 19.0" H: 34.0"
Northern Elmwood
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For many years, rose chairs were thought to have been exclusively used by women due to their floral name. However, they were a universal form of seating, often used for writing due to their low back and small frame. These 19th-century rose chairs were constructed using mortise-and-tenon joinery, with square cutout backs and front aprons carved with simple floral motifs. The corners of each back and arm rail are shaped to resemble an elbow pipe fitting - an unusual detail we've never before encountered in our years of collecting. Written on underside of one chair are characters reading "Liang Guang Ping," perhaps the name of the chair's original owner. Both chairs are cloaked in layers of dark brown lacquer, richly aged with a warmth and softness only achieved by a century of use.

From the collection of Frances and Gary Comer.

Additional Dimensions:
Seat Height: 21"

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