Victorian Renaissance Revival Walnut Needlepoint Parlor Armchair circa 1875
This lovely 19th century muted brown tapestry chair boasts of beautiful floral needlepoint of a Courtesan Couple in costume on both the Medallion back and on seat and arms. The chair is of rich walnut wood with detailed carvings and the original casters intact on the front ring turned legs.
The scene of a 18th century couple, costumed and detailed carefully, reminiscent of French tapestries. The fine detailing in colors of brown, beige and celery, skillful use of color and engaging composition is classic scene.
The needlepoint has a beautiful aged look and the colors have faded with age only giving it a more distinct beauty.
The chair has a nice curved crest - winged curves. The gentle curve of the arms and back can soothe your troubles away.
Size: 43” t x 20”x 31” deep and weighs approximately 25 lbs
This chair is solid and very sturdy with no breaks or repairs we can find and the old needlepoint covering is just lovely but does show some wear and some fading as common with age. I have tried to show this in the close up pictures of the seat...nothing that distracts from the beauty of this chair at all in my opinion.
Elegant Victorian ladies chair. They are sometimes called hip chairs because of the "hip" rails that are added on either side of the seat cushions that provide additional strength to the back of the chair. The seat is padded and also have springs underneath to provide the most cushion possible and be very comfortable to sit on.
It is comfortable and nice for both daily use and entertaining guests.
Condition: Good for its age. There is fading to the original color but the muted brown is attractive as is.