Rare Victorian - John Jelliff "Elbow" Armchairs

John Jelliff "Elbow" Armchairs

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 John Jelliff "Elbow" ArmchairsI ran across these unattributed chairs at an upcoming auction with an unusual design element that I recognized – arms that float on protruding elbows. According to the Newark Museum’s “Century of Revivals” publication, this was a unique design element to Jellif & Co. You can see a verified Jelliff chair with this design element on page 46. An extended version of this chair arm with the figural supports can be seen on a Jelliff chair at the Newark Museum site, shown below:

36.266A Armchair Jelliff and co 774822 John Jelliff "Elbow" Armchairs

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