Thistlethwaite Americana | Slipper Chair
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Slipper Chair

Salem, Massachusetts

Mahogany, white pine

18″ W; 34″ H; 21.5″ D

Circa 1780


This slipper chair features a shaped crest rail with molded, out-swept ears and central foliate device against a punched ground, pierced vasiform splat with lightly carved volutes, molded trapezoidal seat frame with shaped lower edge, central drop pendant in front, cabriole front legs ending in pad feet. Retains original slip seat and pine corner blocking. Old refinished surface with warm color.


Provenance: Property from the Estate of John M. and Jeanne H. Bobbitt. Ex-Teina Baumstone.


Why we love it: This chair was designed specifically for getting dressed.  It was low to the ground to help get your slippers on.