PAIR OF CARVED CHIPPENDALE RIBBON OR PRETZEL BACK SIDE CHAIRS

With Over-upholstered Saddle Seats
Boston or North Shore Massachusetts       Circa 1780

Primary Wood:  Mahogany
Secondary Wood:  Birch (By Microanalysis)

Height:  36 1/2, [seat] 17 1/2 inches
Width:  21 1/4 inches
Depth:  17 1/2 inches

Reference: A nearly identical chair in The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum appears in Robert Bishop's, Centuries and Styles of The American Chair, page 174, number 227.

Item number 6271.1

Photograph © Bruce M. White