late 19th/early 20th century; shaped crest rails, upholstered backs and seats, shaped arm supports with carved acanthus and scrolled hand rests, fluted and carved acanthus leaf supports, cabriole legs, hoof feet, 47 in. H., 25 1/2 in. W., 24 1/2 in. D.; Collection of US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph E. Davies and his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post. Then by descent, estate of US Senator Joseph Davies Tydings, Maryland.
Bodies need tightening, soiled and tattered silk fabric.