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Constructed in mahogany with hand-painted gilt accents and red leather, each with oval backs enclosed with interlocking dart and braid carved design, with outswept arms curving into the front legs; with fluted serpentine front and side rails meeting at carved rosettes on the front corners, raised on fluted and foliate front legs terminating at topie feet and shaped back legs.
A similar set of armchairs are pictured in the dining room at Syon House in the 1920s, which was decorated by Robert Adam between 1762-1769. The Victoria and Albert Museum also have in their collection a set of chairs of comparable design, which are described as exemplifying the 'Adam' style and similar to the designs by furniture maker, John Linnell.
Image Reference: Harris, Eileen. The Genius of Robert Adam: His Interiors. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2001.