PAIR OF CARVED MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS
Salem, c. 1830
Each with a bowed crest rail with acanthus carving along the top edge and terminating at each end with relief-carved scrolled “ram’s horns” continuing to grooved styles holding a foliate carved stay rail centering an anthemion, above an upholstered slip seat on a bolection-molded seat rail raised on turned, tapering legs with lotus carved decoration, on metal casters and saber legs in back.
H: 33¾” W: 17″ D: 20½”
Condition: Excellent: Wear consistent with age. Modern upholstery.
These bold carved mahogany dining chairs in the style of William IV, possibly by the firm of Kimball & Sargent, (Abraham Kimball (1798-1890) and Winthrop Sargent (1799-1850), active 1822-1843), are part of the same set as a pair of identical chairs held by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.