Rococo revival styles were at their peak in the mid-nineteenth century, accompanied and enhanced by the development of laminated wood. The curving, pierced crest rail on this chaise is a product of this technique, which gave furniture makers access to thick yet pliable wood for heavily carved decoration. This chaise’s curving cabriole legs, pierced motifs, and tufted cushion express an exaggerated version of the French rococo style of the eighteenth century through new technology.
This object was donated by Mrs. Edwin Gould.
Cite this object as
Chaise (USA); Previously owned by Mrs. Hester Ellen Cantine Shrady ; rosewood veneer, oak (frame), velvet upholstery; 1937-4-1