A Victorian Boudoir Chair or Slipper Chair
A Victorian boudoir chair (or slipper chair) (American, 19th century). The chair has a slightly arched backrest and shaped seat, both are upholstered in button tufted fabric with a stylized design of flowering foliage in tones of blue, gold, and beige framed by blue velvet. Braided tassels hang from the seat rail obscuring the turned legs the chair is raised on. Originally used at the Vanderbilt’s New York City address at 1 West 57th Street before being moved to The Breakers.
29.75" x 21" x 24"
Gift of Countess Anthony Szapáry, 1980.
For more information about this item, please contact its owning institution.