This is an original, circa 1810, Federal Period, Sheraton style, mahogany chair with ivory inlay that was brought into Hander Woodworking for conservation. The chair was an exceptional piece of furniture with extremely fine quality craftsmanship. The chair had very delicate ivory inlay on the arms, top back rail, front rail and front legs, and also tracing the lower rail of the chair back as well as on the back's delicate weaving. The visible ivory rectangles on each leg are actually the outside lines of double boxes, one set inside of the other. Unfortunately, the resolution of this image simply does not allow for the visibility of the smaller inlays. Despite its delicate appearance it is a remarkably stout chair. When Hander Woodworking received the chair, the back top rail and upper leg posts were severely damaged with broken and missing wood.