Chinese Chippendale Upholstered Chair

Chinese Chippendale Library Chair

A delightful, fully upholstered arm chair with Chinese Chippendale carvings. This fully upholstered chair is a library chair.  Some would call it a Martha Washington, or lolling chair. The former is the American term and the latter is the English. The name Martha Washington came from her sitting in one while posing for several portraits. It is well known that she owned and sat in one frequently while at Mount Vernon. There are slight differences between these chairs and the names are commonly misused. [Read more…]