Pair of Painted Aesthetic Movement Side Chairs

Pair of Painted Aesthetic Movement Side Chairs

United States
19th century
Painted wood, cane
16 1/4″ wide x 15″ deep x 34″ high (seat height 17 1/4″)

The Aesthetic movement was a breath of fresh air in the overstuffed parlor of Victorian design. Case in point, this delicate pair of chairs. The faux bamboo, black-painted frame with its sharp geometry is softened by the turned circular splat and honey-colored cane seat. Imagine one of them in a guest bath, balancing a few neatly folded towels, or the pair side by side in an entry hall.

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