These well made mahogany dining chairs are almost certainly English but, they are so similar in design, and some fine details of construction, they could easily pass for products of a Colonial Virginia furniture maker. The back splat design was used by both James Allan and Thomas Miller here in Fredericksburg. The crest rail is very close to some of Allan’s chairs and the distinctive tiny dovetail and wedge joint of the stretchers is identical to Allan’s chairs.
They will be an absolutely appropriate and quite usable addition to an 18th century Virginia dining room.
One chair has had the stretchers replaced and some pegs added. The seat frames are recent replacements ready for upholstery.