An easy chair, usually with a somewhat reclining back and open arms. Some versions were made with detachable book and feet rests. Also of interest are metamorphic chairs, a chair which opened up to become a set of library steps. These are quite rare and keenly sought because of their dual function, when they come onto the market.
An important pair of George II carved giltwood library chairs, each with serpentine crest to back above padded arms and seat, elaborately carved with accanthus leaves and coin motifs throughout, supported by cabriole legs with similar decoration and uphols
Victorian leather upholstered walnut library armchair 3rd quarter 19th century. The rectangular upholstered back with padded arms raised on spiral-turned supports, the bow fronted seat raised on similarly turned legs ending in brass feet with castors. Ex.
A pair of George III mahogany Gainsborough library chairs, circa 1770, with shaped crest above a rectangular back, downswept arms, raised on square legs joined by stretchers, upholstered in later heraldic fabric, cream shield shaped emblems amidst foliate
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