2466

AN UNUSUAL CARVED WALNUT ROPEWORK CHAIR

French. Circa 1850.

Measurements

Height: 34 3/4" (88 cm)
Width: 18 1/4" (46.5 cm)
Depth: 17 3/4" (45 cm)

Research

Of walnut. The curved pierced back conceived as a system of interlocking ropes, the seat frame carved as a rope with knot and tassel to the front corners, the legs carved as ropes, the front pair of cabriole form with feet carved as tassels, the pair to the reverse shaped and tapering, the legs joined by an x-stretcher carved as ropework and centered by an elaborate knot.

Illustrated:
Faniel, M. Stéphane. Le XIXe Siecle Français. Collection Connaisance des Arts, Hachette, 1957. 69.

Full research report available on request.