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The Salem Lolling Chair

During the Federal period in America, the increased focus on the home as a place for entertaining and leisure activities occasioned a demand for comfortable and attractive seating furniture. The low back upholstered salemlollchairyi.jpg (19997 bytes)open arm chair of the earlier Chippendale style was replaced by the high back Federal "lolling" chair which, as its name suggests, was used in parlors, libraries and other rooms in Federal American homes where relaxed, comfortable seating was needed.

Our American Federal ClassicsTM replica Salem lolling chair is made of select Honduras mahogany, with a graceful high back and a serpentine crest, with "peaked" corners. The shaped arms and arm supports are molded and continue into square molded tapering front legs. The rear legs flare out and the chair stands gracefully tall, with no stretchers. The chair is very shapely and successful in its scale and proportion. This handsome chair is easily used either in the home or in a commercial environment where high back seating is desired.

Dimensions:  (44" H, 22" W, 20" D)
(frame only)..............................$2700
Fabric needed for upholstery is approx. 3 1/2 yds. depending on repeat.

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