This is an interpretation of a chair made by John and Thomas Seymour of Boston during the Federal Era. While most chairs of this form feature saber-style front legs, this later example has Sheraton-style turned and reeded legs. The front and side rails are fully reeded as is the top of each back leg. The diamond shaped design of the back is constructed of four separate pieces, cut and splined together and tenoned into the back legs and rails. The crest rail features two turnings that are each made on the lathe using two off-center axises allow the finished rail to form a c-shape with the rest of the back. A challenge to build but a neat design element and true to the original. Truly an exquisite chair, this particular piece was awarded Best Traditional- Single Piece at the Baltimore Fine Furnishings Show & Fine Craft Show. One chair is currently available for immediate delivery. They may also be ordered as a pair for a living room or as a larger set for a dining room setting.
Dimensions: Seat: 17" wide x 16" deep. Height 35"