UPHOLSTERY: The chair was re-upholstered in 1994 using reproduction horsehair fabric and brass tacks. The reproduction fabric was obtained from John Boyd Textiles, Ltd., a company in Castle Cary, Somerset, England, that has been producing horsehair fabrics since 1837.
STYLE: Design for back splat taken from plate XXXVI (No. 1) in Thomas Sheraton’s THE CABINETMAKER AND UPHOLSTERER’S DRAWING BOOK (London, 1793). Sheraton refers to the chairs in this plate as “parlour chairs.”