Greene · Newport
Newport Queen Anne
Chair with Shell
mahogany, 42"h pair currently available
The Newport Queen Anne chair with shell is a variation of the previous Queen Anne chair, and includes a balloon seat and a Newport crest shell. The Proud family, who made many chairs for the local Newport market, offered such variations to suit the wishes of their customers. The balloon seat uses curved seat rails on the front and sides to create a continuously curved seat., and that curve extends down onver the knees of the front legs. The crest rail, rather than having the traditional scooped saddle in the center, adds a Newport curved-ray shell. The splat also shows a variation with the Newport "bird" profiles visible in the voids.
Like all chairs, the construction is of pegged mortise-and-tenon joints throughout. This formal version of a Newport Queen Anne chair is shown in mahogany, the most suitable choice for a chair of this type. The slip seat may also be upholstered in leather.