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This is a very early Quebec chair in the "a la Capucine", or convent style. Circa 1800. Sturdy and comfortable. It was in the collection of Dr. Herbert Shwartz of Montreal, and then in the Marjory Larmond collection of Burgessville. See Palady's book, plate 323. The seat was replaced about 40 years ago. 20" wide, 39" tall, 30" deep.