Of Horseshoe Arm ”Windsor” Form with Classical Gustavian Legs
Turned and Carved Alder Wood, Retaining Much Original Paint
Sweden c. 1790
35.5” high x 29” wide x 20” deep
Condition: A quite remarkable revolving desk chair from the late C18th Gustavian period in Sweden this example has a classic ”horseshoe” arm bow supported on ”Windsor ” spindles, set into a circular seat. the arm bow is finely drawn and benefits from incised line decoration and a scrolled ”monkey tail” detail to the terminal. The legs are classic turned and fluted Gustavian style, joined by cross stretchers and terminating in brass casters. The chair retains much of the original painted decoration and the original seat cushion. There is no evidence of historic repairs, nor any significant damage, however there are multiple scars and bruises and consistent paint loss in the areas of most use and wear, in short it is in exceptional untouched original and condition, just as we'd like to find it.
Literature: Lars Sjoberg; ”Stolar taburetter &fatoljer, I Sverige fran 1600 till 1800”; Pub. ICA Bokforlasg 2003; Page 172 and 173, Figs 249 and 250, illustrates and describes a closely similar example.