A fine pair of Chippendale cherry side chairs with pierced Gothic splats. The design of the sweeping crest rail and the use of the Gothic splat supports an attribution to Norwich, Connecticut, 1775 – 1800.
Tell me more: A pair of Chippendale cherry side chairs featuring a serpentine shaped crest rail with flaring and scrolled ears. The crest rail is supported from below by a pierced Gothic splat featuring peaked central cutouts, pointed sides and a lower quatrefoil. The pierced splat is supported from below by the applied carved show and rear seat rail, and flanked on both sides by the carved tapered rear stiles. The rear stiles are intersected by the straight seat rails and continue into straight rear legs, intersected by the straight rear and side stretchers, terminating in straight rear feet. The straight side stretchers are intersected by the straight medial stretcher. The straight side seat rails are joined to the straight front legs that feature a beaded outside edge and a chamfered inside edge. The front legs are joined to the straight front seat rail, with all seat rails featuring a thumb molded top edge and supporting the trapezoidal slip seat frame.