Unusual chair - help with identification?
I found this chair recently and wasn't really sure what to make of it. I don't know much about antique furniture. Can anyone identify this? I know it's old... but is it antique?
The motif for the support between the legs is a shell (doesn't show up that well in the picture).
It has some finishing nails, but they are placed sporadically and might be a repair. There are 6 slotted screws on the back right side of the chair. They're all along one side which makes me think this is a repair (why would they not be on both sides since the rest of the chair is symmetrical). It's been reupholstered fairly recently from the looks of it.