English, late 18/early 19th century. A pair of period Heppelwhite style mahogany side chairs, each string and marquetry inlaid with satinwood and having a hand carved shield form back, with a pierced and plumed splat, an upholstered serpentine front seat cushion, a conforming seat rail, with tapered front legs terminating in arrow feet, and saber back legs. Upholstered in striped and foliated yellow silk. Each signed "F.C." to interior rail. Approximate height 34.325", width 18", seat depth 15.5", seat to floor 19".
Structurally sound. Both chairs with old glue residue to seams. Back of one chair plume has been broken and repaired along with scrolled ends of plumes. The other chair with wood loss to one of the plumes in front. Bottom of back rail with repair; not distracting. One chair with prior worming under the seat along with seat blocks glued. Both chairs with scattered scratches and chips commensurate with age and usage. Fabric is tight to seat; minor staining.
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