The rectangular seat raised on cabriole legs with a high knee and 'nipple' returns *
Descending to a wide ankle above ribbed Braganza feet,
and joined by block and turned H-form stretchers,
the over-upholstered top with colorful needlework of birds, animals and flora
on a water and crimson ground, edged in gilt fringe;
the timber likely cherrywood
* 'Nipple' knee endings preceded the carved rounded and scrolled knee returns,
and were used c1700-1710.
The high knee is also characteristic of the early 18th century introduction of the cabriole leg.
"Braganza" feet were named for the Spanish wife of Charles II, Catherine of Braganza.
They featured ribbed tassel or overscrolling type feet and were used in both the second half of the 17th
and early 18th centuries in Europe, England and America.
Condition : Excellent; scuffs and nicks appropriate to age and usage;
the needlework probably 20th century;
has been overupholstered to the underneath at one time, with tack holes showing
16" High x 17" Wide x 15" Deep