The complex, yet tasteful style of the Chippendale Side Chair with Shell Back has been a celebrated design for over 200 years. Each individual Laurel Crown Side Chair is carefully crafted by hand to replicate the intricate details of the original Chippendale antique. The result is an exquisite masterpiece of hand carved rocaille extending from the serpentine top rail, along the side rails and down the spats and backside of the chair. Compared to lesser quality antique reproduction furniture, this Chippendale side chair has regal cabriole legs accompanied by the classic claw-and-ball feet. To maintain the strength and authenticity of this Laurel Crown antique reproduction, the Chippendale Side Chair with Shell Back is made from mahogany, the preferred wood by Thomas Chippendale due to its higher quality compared to walnut, cherry, and other hardwoods.