These South African chairs are made of stinkwood with replaced leather thongs to the riempied seat.
The joints are pegged and the back has a distinctive, shaped horizontal splat. The back legs, that continue to form the back uprights, are also an uncommon and pleasing shape. The chair is decorated with both fine and deep grooves to the rails etc. The front legs are tapered with their tops terminating with a carved low pyramid shape.
After the British re-took the Cape in 1806, the influence on the design of the furniture quickly changed from the French and Dutch to the British. These chairs are good examples and have new, buttoned leather cushions for comfort. Circa 1830.
The table and decanter are sold separately.