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Six Philadelphia Klismos Dining Chairs

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 19th Century
Materials hand-carved padauk with needlepoint slip seats
Dimensions
W. 18.5 in; H. 31 in; D. 21 in;
W. 46.99 cm; H. 78.74 cm; D. 53.34 cm;
Seat H. 18 in;
Seat H. 45.72 cm;
Condition Good. Fine antique condition
Creation Date c. 1825
Number of Pieces 6-7
Description Six gadroon crested padauk Klismos sabre-legged dining chairs, with hand-stitched needlepoint slip seats in mint condition. Attributed to Antoine Gabriel Quervelle, French trained Philadelphian furniture maker. Six of a very large set of side chairs, divided by heirs into smaller sets of six. Narrative provenance confirmed by Roman numeral inscription. The slip-seats conform to the curvature of the slanted Klismos form seat rails. The seat height of 18 inches is appropriate for use at a period table of the early 19th century, when these chairs were made.
Styles / Movements Americana, Classical, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 1504 JIOE
Incollect Reference Number 379282
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