George II Mahogany Swivel Reading Chair


Georgian library mahogany and leather swivel chair

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An unusual and rare mahogany swivel reading chair with a show wood back rail upholstered on the front side to allow for use to both sit in to use as a desk chair as well as to straddle for reading, having extraordinary and boldly carved acanthus leaf termini on the seat rail, the seat upholstered supported by a large steel frame that is screwed onto a board that sits on a metal support held by the legs. The four carved legs, originally with casters, are carved with attenuated acanthus forms and terminating in cabriole legs finished with a scroll.
Ht.30”, Seat ht. 18 1/2”Width 25”, Depth 22”
Similar to several continental examples, a French chair at Chateau Ecouen dating from the 1500’s, and a walnut Italian chair pictured in Levy, Saul, “Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento” 1964, Plate 25.

Additional information

Dimensions 22 × 25 × 30 in

Very good antique condition, recently upholstered


England or Ireland


Brass, Leather, mahogany