Tooled and gilt leather Art Nouveau side chair
Late 19th/early 20th century
17″ wide x 18 1/2″ deep x 34 1/2″ high (seat height 17″)
A work of exquisite craftsmanship, this single side chair rewards close examination. The sinuous mahogany frame is hand carved, and the patinated leather seat and back are tooled and gilt to represent a fantastical moth, its lower wings decorated with a galaxy of stamped gold stars and moons. We have never seen its like.