William and Mary Armchair – 1690 – 1730
This style is named after the English King William of Orange and his consort, Mary. Standing on oval feet, the chair is practical and sturdy. New colonists in America brought their English furniture traditions with them and tried to translate these styles using native woods. Lines here, are crisp on a chair whose mouldings and baluster shaped turnings are exaggerated in size. The wood used to carve out this furniture ranges from maple, walnut, white pine or southern yellow pine.
H-32” x W-23” x D-19.5”
Original Art – Pair of Swimming Koi, Oil on fabric