An outstanding Regency upholstered tub chair in the Egyptian style decorated in deep vert-de-bronze green and gilt. Elaborately hand-carved leopard masks continuing into lifelike clawed and padded feet. Giltwood manes and other decorated accents. This iconic tub chair owes to the Duke of Wellington and the family’s home at Stratfield Saye House. Appropriately throne-like, the original was designed as a public gift to the immensely popular Duke whose military genius ultimately defeated Napoleon. While surely a bold accent anywhere, this design also works well in a library or an office. Original circa 1810.
From the exclusive “Stately Homes Collection” by Baker Furniture
USA, Late 20th Century
Measures: 31″W x 34″D x 38″H. Seat height: 18.5″. Arm height: 28″ (30.75″ to top of leopard head).
Very good original vintage condition.