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George II Walnut Reading Chair

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Key Features

  • This handsome George II-period reading chair is in beautiful condition
  • The broad armrests form a yoke, and the seat is shaped so that a reader could easily sit astride
  • A reading desk attached to the back and a drawer under the seat enhance the chair's practicality
  • Crafted of rare walnut and subtle leather, this chair is among the rarest of Georgian designs

Item Details

  • Width:
    28 3/4 Inches
  • Height:
    32 3/4 - 42 1/8 Inches
  • Depth:
    21 Inches
  • Period:
    18th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
This splendid George II-period readingb chair is stunning in both form and quality. Crafted of rare walnut, the marks of an early Georgian piece, this intriguing leather-upholstered seat features a yoke-shaped top rail with an adjustable easel and a saddle seat, allowing the bibliophile to sit in the chair backwards and read in comfort. Additionally, a drawer is tucked under the seat, perfect for storing reading material. Beautifully carved pad feet complete this excellent design.

Circa 1740

28 3/4" wide x 21" deep x 32 3/4" high
Open: 42 1/8" high

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