we see the principal shapes of the "Queen-Anne" chair seat at a glance.
We may now proceed to the consideration of the backs which generally accompany them. The forms of back most favoured were those of the type represented by Figs, i and 3, Plate II.; and those illustrated on the plate of Dutch examples. In these a " baluster/' or broad "splat/' of pleasing outline, is framed-in by gracefully shaped top and sides, the lines of which generally follow right round in one unbroken and more or less sinuous "sweep." Variations of this will be found in Fig. 4, Plate II., Fig. 3, Plate IV., and Figs. 2 and 6, Plate V.; but these are somewhat exceptional. The two first-named are probably actually Dutch, while Fig. 6, Plate V., is a curious mixture of " Dutch " and " French," although it would almost come under our description " Queen-Anne," so all-embracing is that title.
Figure 6, Plate II., was doubtless specially designed and made for some ceremonial purpose, and cannot be regarded a type, though it is interesting nevertheless. The fleur-de-lis and knotted cord in the heraldic device seem to indicate
Plans of Typical "Queen-Anne" Chair
(See page 80 for reference)
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