Country Chippendale Pierced Ribbon Back Rush Seated Birch Side Chair – Circa 1790.
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This chair is made of solid birch with gorgeous, delicately carved ribbon back slats with a small heart pierced in the center. The square stiles are flattened and indented at the top in a thumb print. Each side of the square fronted stile is incised with a delicate bead. The square front legs are chamfered and beaded at the outer corner. The side and rear stretchers are chamfered and beaded on the top outer edge. The front stretcher is gently rounded on the top outer edge. The rear legs extend up to form the rear stiles and are raked to allow the back to flair. The rush seat itself is in good condition; the left front facing seat rail is broken and repaired with wire. • Rear stile height is 35 1/4” from floor. • Seat height is 16 1/2”. • Front seat width is 19 1/2”. • Rear seat width is 15 1/2”. • Seat depth is 14 1/2”. • Width at top of stiles is 16 1/2”. • Front to back full depth is 19”. • Weight is 10 lbs. This chair is solid and sturdy; the joints are tight and the rush is good. Condition: The left seat rail facing is broken off just behind the corner block. It has been tied up with wire but will not support much weight. The right corner block itself has been cracked and repaired. This chair may be picked up in Boylston, MA. We can arrange for delivery within 100 miles. Please e-mail for a delivery estimate with your location and particulars. If shipping is needed, please email for a quote to your destination. All items are sold "as is". This is an antique piece of furniture; small nicks and scratches are part of the beauty of an antique and are not described unless significant. Please ask any questions prior to offering to purchase.
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- Width: 19.5 inches
- Height: 35.25 inches
- Depth: 19 inches
- Weight: 10 pounds
- The left seat rail facing is broken off just behind the corner block. It has been tied up with wire but will not support much weight. The right corner block itself has been cracked and repaired.
- Wood, rush