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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sign is an interesting example of an Adam-He pple white "bridge piece" and holds a justifiable place in this review of the chair designs of the Hepplewhite school. Figs. 227, 228, and 229 are examples of these " oval-back " chairs, of which the first has the Adam character of so much of the furniture of this period, the second is typically Hepplewhite, and the third strongly tinged with the influence of the Louis Seize, the japanned and gilt finish still further emphasising this suggestion. Fig. 230 is given to show that the "ladder-back " chair—a pattern usually ascribed exclusively to Chippendale — is equally characteristic of other designers of this period, as in this example, where the general form suggests the St. Martin's Lane workshops, but the details of the carving indicate the influence of the Adelphi studio. As a matter of

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