2 Eastlake chairs - $800 (Bayside)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: see post
size / dimensions: standard chair
These Eastlake chairs are in excellent condition. The upholstery is unblemished, installed between about 1970-1980 and the casters are in good working order. Please call Angela or Ray at 822-8961 if you'd like to see the chairs. They would be an addition to any home with a taste for late 1800s or early 20th century. They have been kept in a non-smoking, pet-free house for the last 50 years or so.
In contrast with other Victorian styles of furniture produced in America featuring classical motifs, Eastlake furniture is more geometric and incorporates fewer curves with a nod toward modernism. The style sometimes includes mild Renaissance Revival and medieval influences that do not overwhelm the designs. Eastlake pieces can include Middle Eastern or Far Eastern design elements as well.
Wood grains were often emphasized, with oak and cherry used in Eastlake pieces as well as rosewood and walnut. Sometimes it is difficult to tell what type of wood was used because of dark varnishes coating the surface. This pair looks to be made of walnut.
Eastlake pieces were not completely devoid of ornamentation and decorative elements like the Mission style that followed after it. However, the ornamental carving seen on these pieces is very geometric and lightly incised rather than deeply carved.

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