Upholstered seating furniture made in Karsten Petersen’s shop reflects the influence of the Danish classical style that became popular at the beginning of the nineteenth century and which was a precursor to the Biedermeier style that swept the European continent in the 1820’s.
DESCRIPTION: Side chair with saber-shaped front legs; frame of figured maple; reproduction upholstery is based on fabric scrap found when twentieth century upholstery treatment was removed from sofa 2837.2 (which descended in the family of the cabinetmaker with this chair). Front and back frame mortised into legs. Front and back legs held to side frames by flat head wood screws through leg posts. Seat back has upholstered cushion inserted into frame; turned rail above seat back.