19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE PAIR OF TIGER MAPLE & BIRDS EYE MAPLE SABRE LEG DINING CHAIRS
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Bay Colony Antiques is pleased to offer for sale this fantastic pair of 19th century antique Federal period Tiger Maple & Birds Eye Maple Sabre legs chairs. The front legs & rear stiles feature horizontal running tiger maple with the grain on the top of the crest, seat rail & curved stretcher deliberately running perpendicular. The splat and crest are well formed with good use of negative space. The chairs have Birds Eye Maple crests with a very desirable figuring. Dendrologists are still not 100% certain on what causes this strange birds eye figuring in the grain and we've heard every theory from fungal infections to genetic mutations, but the best answer is; we don't quite know yet. We've had to purchase birds eye stock for restorations in the past and it's becoming increasingly expensive. The best examples are cut into veneers and used for luxury automobiles, instrument making, and custom cabinetry. Our pictures came out a little dark because it was cloudy the day we photographed these. We would love to have waited for a sunnier day but we have so much new inventory built up we’re just trying to get everything up for sale. The cane seats are free of damage and the chairs are in wonderful condition with our only notes being minor surface wear but nothing that would warrant a refinishing. The chairs measure 17 1/2" wide x 18 1/2" deep x 34 1/2" tall with a seat height of 18 1/2".