A Chippendale armchair of rococo style, having an
arched crest rail ending in carved volutes, over a pierced splat flanked by
elongated C-scrolls, with broad sweeps of thumbnail -notching, centered by a
carved rosette, with pierced keyhole decoration above and below. The molded arms
with flat elbow rests end in scrolled handholds or knuckles.
Reference can be found in Patricia Kane, 300 Years
of American Seating Furniture, number 95, which illustrates a chair with an
almost identical splat, but with claw and ball feet. It should be noted that the
Marlborough foot on this chair is rarely found on a New England example. Height: 37 in. Width: 28 in. Depth: 23 in.