Chair with riband inspired by Chippendale
Nothing embodies English Regency furniture more than Thomas Chippendale. Bringing the lion claw from the orient into mainstream English, the Chippendale style is sometimes eccentric but always imposing. Chippendale embodies early Georgian, Queen Anne and the late Baroque, so it's no wonder that it caught the fancy of curators around the world.
The balance of heavy lion feet with very intricate and fine back carving gives this beautiful chair harmony. The intricate hand wood carving that goes in these backs is a huge challenge for even the finest artisans. If you start imagining the concentration, amount of time and carpal motor skills of the artisan working on it, nothing else can move your heart. This is Michelangelo's David, Da Vinci's Monalisa.
Pictured here is one pattern but any design from the book can be made.
27"W x 20"D x 41"H