Fig. 214. MAHOGANY CHAIR.
3 ft. oi in. from floor to top of back. I ft. ins. across front of seat. I ft. 61 ins. depth of seat.
legs, finishing on the squares, whereas in those of the later type the arm supports are outside the side rails of the seat and are secured to them by dowels—a more decorative but far weaker finish. A comparison of Figs. 206 and 207 with Fig. 205 will explain this point.
Figs. 20S and 209 aie two patterns of baluster and central-splatted, shielcl-back chairs from the second and third editions of the Guide. Neither can be taken very seriously, as both have the appearance of being "fill-up" designs, fault)' in proportion and impractical in character. They are useful as establishing Hepple-white's right to be regarded as the originator of the shield-back chair, in spite of the claims which have been made for Thomas Sheraton in this particular.
As we shall see
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