An elegant pair of neoclassical Italian walnut armchairs. A nicely carved crest rail with a gilded trellis. Loose cushion on removable solid seat over old/broken cane and saber form rear legs with square taper front legs, early 19th century. Italy, circa 1810.
Each chair has a label on the frame: FROM THE MARY GRIGGS BURKE COLLECTION
Mary Griggs Burke (1916-2012) was an internationally known collector of Japanese art.