These chairs have been adapted from the original settee made circa 1800 in Boston by Thomas Seymour. The originals are on display in the Montmorenci Stair Hall at the Winterthur Museum. Kindel has applied upholstery to the front of the chair back for added comfort and has remained faithful to the overall design. The top rail features complex construction with contrasting Satinwood veneer on the solid Mahogany crest rail. This treatment is also applied to the flaring legs and seat rails. Extensive hand-carved reeding, rosettes, and leaf carving adorn this chair. The back shows beautifully as the fabric reflects through the pierced splat. Spring seat construction.