Mahogany Colonial Style Corner Chair

This is a wonderful Colonial Style Mahogany Corner/ Round About Chair with an upholstered Seat. There are three decorative supports on the back of the chair and four legs ending in bun feet. The finish is an original rich warm patina. The chair dates to the late 19th century and is in excellent original condition. The measurements are 28 5/8” to the top of the back, 27” arm to arm, 17” to top of upholstered seat and the seat is 17” x 17”

Corner chairs, usually called roundabout chairs in their day, were occasional chairs often used in a corner or at a desk. They were not terribly rare—you can find antique examples at many decorative arts museums and in period houses where they are usually found in bed chambers, sitting rooms, dining rooms, or libraries. They were also called smoking chairs, barber’s chairs, writing chairs, and desk chairs, suggesting that men were the primary user. I know of two portraits where the subject is sitting in a roundabout chair, and both are men.

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