In 1990, an example of this chairwas requested for the permanent archives of America's most prestigious national museum. It is unique, even among classic Baker designs, because it has been in continuous production for almost 100 years. This remarkable design has occasionally appeared-and been misidentified as a period antique-by more than one elite auction house.
The Museum Chair is a ribbon back Chippendale dining chair. Delicate shaping softens almost every piece of the back. The splat is elaborately curved and pierced. The arms have a hand carved scoop for comfort. The legs are straight, in the Marlborough style, and a stretcher offers strength for both residential and commercial use. Nail head trim.