Pair of Federal Carved Mahogany Square-back Side Chairs, probably Washington, D. C., c. 1800, the back centering a central rosette with flanking drapery, on a tapering panel with carved husk, overupholstered serpentine seats on square molded tapering legs, old surface, (imperfections), ht. 36 1/2, seat ht. 17 in. Literature: American Furniture: The Federal Period , Charles F. Montgomery, 1966, p. 153, plate 106, illustrates an identical chair. in need of repair - breaks, etc.