These armchairs are a testament to the work of the talented Swedish craftsmen Ephraim Ståhl. Ståhl was an Åldermän of the Stolmakareämbetet, the Stockholm guild of chair makers, from 1794 to 1820. An avant-garde chair maker at the time, he was influenced by the artifacts brought back to Sweden by King Gustav III during his travels. These chairs flaunt this influence Ståhl infused into classical designs. You see a wave motif, Grecian in nature, leading into Egyptian carved heads. More traditional Swedish carvings of flowers at the base of each leg end in realistic carved hoof feet, both front and back. These chairs were likely commissioned by a 19th century Swedish aristocrat impressed with a model by Ephraim Ståhl he had seen in a picture, or in person at a manor.
16.5” seat height