This late 19th century chair is absolutely wonderful, the best swivel desk chair I have ever seen. The craftsman who made a chair of this quality was at the very top of his trade. The carving is so fine and precise. The patina and colour are fantastic. A second and third look is needed to check whether it is a genuine "Chippendale". It retains old, possibly original brown hide upholstery which is in worn but good order.