Maple, birch arms, original light ochre finish, tall acorn finials, four slats, curvilinear arms, original natural rush seat, turned front posts, impressed “6” on middle back of top slat, tilters on bottom of back posts, tagged on back of third slat in Ed’s handwriting “Mt. Lebanon, N.Y. Transitional Shaker armchair…”, Brother Robert Wagan, c. 1870, pre-production, 16 1/2″ seat h, 44″ overall h, (Ed Clerk collection).
The back posts have been slightly steam bent to give a slight rake to the back. This is an elegant, tall and rare armchair in excellent condition.