Naylor Antiques

Early American Furnishings

Pair of Federal Side Chairs, Baltimore or Annapolis, c.1800

Baltimore Maryland Federal side chairs

a pair of patera inlaid and leaf carved mahogany side chairs; like other traditionally “unique” Maryland forms, the urn back design was likely derived from English antecedents; in America, “most if not all have Maryland histories of ownership”, per the description of a nearly identical example (but for its’ over-upholstered seat) pictured in Montgomery’s American Furniture, The Federal Period (No. 104, p. 152); identical slip-seat examples can be found in the collections of Baltimore’s Homewood Museum, Annapolis’s Hammond-Harwood House, and Edgar Miller’s American Antique Furniture (No. 217, p. 183); both chairs retain their period tulip poplar slip-seats with some original “rose head” upholstery nails remaining; one chair has a pegged reinforcment at the rear left leg where it meets the rails and one has a replaced side stretcher; dimensions: 37 1/2″ tall @ crest rail x 20 1/4″ width @ front rail



(Edgar Miller)

hammond-harwood house museum game room


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