This is an example of exact chair replication and there is a good story behind this job and picture. Years ago a client and now good friend was building his antique collection that was going to be used in his home and office. Together, we attended an auction at a prominent auction house in New England where we found a set of seven Federal period New York chairs that were “miss-labeled” as something totally different and were missing one arm chair. So, for a very small amount of money, the seven chairs were purchased with my client knowing that I could replicate the one arm chair. The result is pictured here. The one on the left is the original, or is it the one on the right?
A few years after I made this one chair, I was commissioned to make 24 chairs for Gracie Mansion based on these chairs.