Lot 1300
Virginia Federal Inlaid Shield Back Armchair
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Attributed to eastern region/Norfolk, circa 1800, mahogany, poplar secondary, center pierced flared splat with inlaid conch shell, stiles and crest with scratch bead, shaped arms and arm supports, serpentine front seat rail, front square tapered legs with scratch bed, stretcher base, later upholstered current slip overseat.

36.5 x 22 x 18 in.

Private Collection, Eastern North Carolina

Note unusual relief-cut scalloping below crest and applied scribed fan at base of shield back.
For similar examples please see Classical Norfolk Furniture 1810-1840, Thomas R. J. Newbern and James R. Melchor, pages 67 and 68.

Later slip overseat (removable); left and right arm joints loose at stile; old surface with crazing throughout.

$1,000 - 2,000