A term that came into use in the early 1900s to describe a chair usually with a curved back supported by spindles, and with a revolving caned, leather or solid wooden seat, that had a screw adjustable height. Some also incorporated a tilt mechanism, but the height and tilt adjustment mechanisms were primitive by today's standard.
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A Regency brass inlaid rosewood and leather upholstered bergère library chair, circa 1830, with twist carved terminals to the crest rail, above a buttoned burgundy leather upholstered back, seat and sides, flanked by padded arms leading to fluted pilasters
A pair of Victorian mahogany buttoned library chairs, 19th century, the chairs having squared backs with side columns, low arched cresting rails with carved embellishments, buttoned apricot velvet back above spindles, and buttoned stuffover seats to knoppe
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
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