An unusual French mahogany reclining wing back armchair of high proportions, late Empire.
French, circa 1820.
Of elegant proportions, having an unusually high reclining winged mahogany back. The stuff-over seat between padded armrest with reeding and foliate carvings to the fronts, raised on splayed legs united with an H-frame stretcher. Each arm having a metal ratcheted catch and a hinged back allowing this armchair to recline to various positions of comfort.
Previously covered in a very Fine quality horse hair fabric, (which looks very possibly to be a John Boyd horse hair fabric) with an individual brass nailed finish.
Fine quality and rare early 19th Century reclining armchair.
Width 27 inches – 68cm
Height 50 1/4 inches – 127cm
Depth 27 inches – 68cm
Seat height 40cm
Seat depth 53cm