|| Side Chair
H - 38 1/4" W - 22 3/4" D - 16 1/2"
This very rare Kittinger Colonial Williamsburg chippendale dining
room side chair was made for just one year in 1937. Thus, it is seen
only in the first catalog of Williamsburg Restoration Reproductions.
As described by Colonial Williamsburg in 1937, the chair is made of solid
mahogany and is an authentic copy of an antique in the Governor's Palace
at Colonial Williamsburg.
The chair includes detailed hand carving and construction features producing
an exact reproduction of the antique. Colonial Williamsburg described the
style of the chair in 1937 as that of a "strap pierced splat back"
and of the design school of Thomas Chippendale. The design of the back splat
showed the "great ingenuity" of the maker. The original of this
chair is credited to a New York cabinetmaker and was made about 1770.
This chair should be an outstanding addition to any fine collection of original
Colonial Williamsburg reproductions.