I have made two examples of the Salem shield back chair. The red chair was built for myself many years ago. The yellow fabric chair was a custom commission. This chair is interpreted directly from Hepplewhites Guide. The punched background around the hand-carved cluster of oak leaves, the serpentine front seat rail, and holly and satinwood inlay on the tapered front legs adds to the overall beauty and grace of this chair.
For a similar example of this chair, see plate 20 in American Furniture, The Federal Period. by Charles Montgomery.
Dimensions: 38 1/2, 19 deep, and 20 3/4 wide.