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Transitional Design Online Auction #495B Broadview Hts, OH Closed (#61900688)

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Metamorphic Library Chair

  Lot # 12
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The period 1800-1825 was a great one for ‘patent’ or ‘metamorphic’ furniture This chair, which transforms into a short set of steps for use with bookshelves, is close to a design for a ‘Library Chair’ published in Rudolph Ackermann’s Repository of the Arts in July 1811, which was made by the London firm of Morgan and Saunders, of Catherine Street, Strand. They were well known for their ingenious furniture, including reading chairs with writing surfaces attached and a great variety of travelling beds that could pack down into boxes.

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24.5"W x 34"H
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Lot # 12
System ID # 62088737
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