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    Transition Dutch Chair with Spanish Feet: Pictured in honey/amber dyed maple, with carved Pillow Top and Spanish Feet, I made three of these chairs for the Princeton Theological Seminary.  They already had two, one of  which I borrowed and copied.  Dutch Transition furniture incorporates details from earlier furniture styles (such as the elaborate turnings on the “stretchers” or rungs of the chair) coupled with more modern details (such as the “pillow” or carved head rest in the top) found in later Queen Anne  style furniture.  I also reproduced a walnut refectory table for them (from a photo in Wallace Nutting’s “Furniture Treasury“).  They later commissioned a matching tall side table to serve as a Bible stand.  Click below to see a photo of the Seminary Chapel with the refectory table and chairs in place.   The Bible stand wasn’t built at the time of the photo, so I include a separate photo of the stand.

         A fun fact is that my wife and I were married in the chapel before it was renovated, the organ was rebuilt, and my furniture was added.  I don’t remember a Transition Dutch Chair, the Chapel had a linoleum floor, the organ didn’t shine, and the interior needed painting, not that I was paying that much attention to my surroundings.

    Side table used as a Bible stand

    Refectory Table and Chairs in the Princeton Theological Seminary

     

    Transition Dutch Chairs

    Transition Dutch Chair with Spanish Feet: Pictured in honey/amber dyed maple, with carved Pillow Top and Spanish Feet, I made three of these chairs for the Princeton Theological Seminary.  They already had two, one of  which I borrowed and copied.  Dutch Transition furniture incorporates details from earlier furniture styles (such as the elaborate turnings on the "stretchers" or rungs of the chair) coupled with more modern details (such as the "pillow" or carved head rest in the top) found in later Queen Anne  style furniture.  I also reproduced a walnut refectory table for them (from a photo in Wallace Nutting's "Furniture Treasury").  They later commissioned a matching tall side table to serve as a Bible stand.  Click below to see a photo of the Seminary Chapel with the refectory table and chairs in place.   The Bible stand wasn't built at the time of the photo, so I include a separate photo of the stand.

         A fun fact is that my wife and I were married in the chapel before it was renovated, the organ was rebuilt, and my furniture was added.  I don't remember a Transition Dutch Chair, the Chapel had a linoleum floor, the organ didn't shine, and the interior needed painting, not that I was paying that much attention to my surroundings.

    Side table used as a Bible stand

    Refectory Table and Chairs in the Princeton Theological Seminary

     

    Price: $6500.00 for a single chair; $5000.00/ea for an order of four or more.