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Rare Dutch leather and mahogany musician's chair with low cartouche-shaped back and scroll carved arms on a balloon seat with show apron and bold front cabriole legs ending in scroll feet.  c.1840.

EXTRAORDINARY CHAIRS: SINGLES, PAIRS AND SETS; A Holiday Exhibition at Philip Colleck, Ltd. December Ist, 2011 to January 10th, 2012

Released: December 1, 2011

The very first chairs were primitive, tree trunks hollowed out above the “seat”, the hollowed part providing a back, created for the human need to have a comfortable place to sit down and rest and savor the many pleasures of life that are better enjoyed seated, such as dining, reading, playing games and conversing. From humble beginnings, the chair has evolved with flights of fancy, specific needs and functions into some extraordinary forms.  Chairs not only provide us with a place to sit down, but in their myriad shapes they present us with pleasing sculptural forms, that filled t...