A Set of Victorian Dining Room Armchairs
A SET OF GEORGE E. VERNON & CO. VICTORIAN DINING RM. ARMCHAIRS (American, 19th century) original to the Dining Room in Kingscote. They were supplied by McKim Mead & White and are made of mahogany with caned seats. The two front legs are on casters and are turned. The two rear legs are splayed. The swell-front seat has a conforming apron. The armrests are downswept, ending in scrolls. The triple-arched back is concave with a rounded crest rail, circa 1880. Hand-sewn tool marks are visible beneath seat rail. They are fitted with horsehair upholstered, leather-covered, padded seat cushions (button-tufted).
36"H to crestrail, 18-1/2"D, 19"L
Gift of Mrs. Gwendolen E. Rives.
PSNC.6273.1a-b - .8a-b
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