Straight-sided front legs, set square, curving outward toward voluted foot; lotus leaf carved on knee, with volute in side of knee. Back legs square in section, curving outward from center. Plain veneered seat rail semicircular about back, straight on sides, slightly bowed on front. Back, with ogive cresting, descends in forward curve to seat rail. Arms, round in section, terminate in volute supported by conventionalized lotus flower springing from volute and lotus leaf resting on front leg. Chair upholstered on both sides of back and on boxed slip seat, with red silk damask edged with brocaded trimming in red and yellow.


  • Title: Chair
  • Creator: Duncan Phyfe
  • Date Created: ca 1840
  • Physical Dimensions: w557 x h901 x d571 cm
  • Type: Chair
  • Rights: Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane
  • Medium: Oak, maple and ash, mahogany frame, veneered with mahogany. Solid mahogany legs, arms, and back; brass casters.
  • Provenance: Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane
  • Markings: two diagonal cuts on front seat rail
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 90.1 x 55.7 x 57.1cm (35 1/2 x 21 15/16 x 22 1/2in.)

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