William IV Mahogany and Leather Desk Armchair
William IV mahogany and buttoned black leather desk armchair. The bow-shaped backrest sweeps around and terminates with carved scrolled ends. It is raised on a carved and pierced fleur de lis support flanked by “C” scrolls. The deep buttoned leather serpentine shaped seat is upholstered over a sprung seat with thumb molded edge which is raised on turned legs on brass casters.
The shape of this chair is also known as a cockfighting chair because the lack of arm supports allows one to sit backwards with the chest and arms resting against the bow-shaped back rest in order to watch a cockfight in comfort.
- England Circa 1830
- Height: 30" | Width: 27.5" | Depth: 21.25" | Seat Height: 19"
- Item #7916
- Price: $3,800
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