Mahogany Arm Chair

In the possession of W. Clare Lees, Esq. 3 ft. o ins. from floor to top of back. I ft. S ins. across front of seat. I ft. 6 ins. depth of seat.

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Fig. 227. MAHOGANY ARM CHAIR.

3 ft. 2 ins. from floor to top of back. I ft. 9 ins. across fiont of seat. I ft. 7+ ins. depth of seat. Date about 1775.

" Adelphi," such as, for example, the peculiar sweep of the oval back, the fluting of the rails, and the turning and carving of the legs which are all suggestive of the Nostell and Harewood period of Robert Adam. The general design, however, shows the rationalising influence of the Hepplewhite school of practical chairmakers, in the bracing of the back, the design of the central splat—which is only a variation of Hepplewhite's favourite interlaced-heart pattern—and the threading of the carved drapery through the carved patera and the sides of the oval. The sweep of the arms in unbroken curves from the back to the squares of the front legs is also characteristic of Hepplewhite rather than of Adam.

The entire de-

Fig. 227. MAHOGANY ARM CHAIR.

3 ft. 2 ins. from floor to top of back. I ft. 9 ins. across fiont of seat. I ft. 7+ ins. depth of seat. Date about 1775.

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