Early 1900’s Heavily Carved Continental European Corner Chair
Corner chairs in and of themselves are unique, with the seat presenting on a diagonal and the back spanning an entire corner, but the history of these chairs is even more fascinating. According to Mackinnon Fine Furniture, “Corner chairs first appeared in England at the beginning of the 18th century and were often referred to as ’roundabout’ chairs. The chairs were first used in more private spaces within the home, including dressing rooms and gentlemen’s bedchambers. They soon became popular in public rooms within the house as well due to their reputation as comfortable chairs. Corner chairs appeared in libraries, studies, and sitting rooms.”
This particular chair is heavily carved, featuring botanical and facial carved reliefs and ball and claw feet. The piece is European and well over 100 years old.
31.5in tall; 21in wide; 21in deep