A 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN WALNUT FRAMED ARMCHAIR with a shaped plywood seat and back, stamped to back 'GARDNERS PATENT MAY 21 1872' NOTE: This chair was produced by the firm of Gardner & Co.
The patent refers to the one-piece plywood seat and back, an early use of this material.
Similar chairs are in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Our restorer has reinforced the plywood which was cracked.
H: 102cm W: 61cm D: 51cm
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