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Wainscot Armchair

85,000.00
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Wainscot Armchair

85,000.00

What a crest.  One seat rail is white oak by micro-analysis, it has been posited that other elements may in fact be red oak.  Made in Southeastern Pennsylvania, most probably in Philadelphia, perhaps as early as 1710.  To put that in perspective, the settlement at Jamestown would have turned one hundred years old just a few dozen months earlier.  The crest of this chair has been admired by all who have seen it as one of the most successful iterations of the template, which originated in the North Country of England and emigrated to Southeastern Pennsylvania along with the joiners practicing it.  The diagonal brace is an uncommon but not unprecedented feature, attributed by Lindsay in Worldy Goods to Northern Europe.  I could go on and on about this chair and welcome your inquiry if you'd like to hear all I have to say.  The seat is replaced, and there is wear commensurate with age.  The surface is historic, the crest rail superior.  It stands 46" tall and 23 1/2" wide across the arms. 

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What a crest.  One seat rail is white oak by micro-analysis, it has been posited that other elements may in fact be red oak.  Made in Southeastern Pennsylvania, most probably in Philadelphia, perhaps as early as 1710.  To put that in perspective, the settlement at Jamestown would have turned one hundred years old just a few dozen months earlier.  The crest of this chair has been admired by all who have seen it as one of the most successful iterations of the template, which originated in the North Country of England and emigrated to Southeastern Pennsylvania along with the joiners practicing it.  The diagonal brace is an uncommon but not unprecedented feature, attributed by Lindsay in Worldy Goods to Northern Europe.  I could go on and on about this chair and welcome your inquiry if you'd like to hear all I have to say.  The seat is replaced, and there is wear commensurate with age.  The surface is historic, the crest rail superior.  It stands 46" tall and 23 1/2" wide across the arms.