We were very excited to find this set of extraordinary Dining Chairs, made in Lindome, Sweden, circa 1750. They have all the specific characteristics of chairs made in Lindome at that time. This includes an exaggerated knee, with an elegant “C” shaped curve on the inside, and ball and claw feet; a design element that originated in China, came to England, and later to Sweden. Other defining characteristics are the shell carving at the crest, surrounded by acanthus leaves, and a shell carving on the apron. The simple back splat, with no keyhole, echoes the exaggerated curve of the legs. The paint surface, with touches of white, is original. This same chair is pictured on the cover of the important reference book: “Stolar från Lindome, 1740-1850”.
18” seat height