Neo-Grec Herter Brothers or Pottier & Stymus Chairs
I don’t run across fine Neo-Grec, ebonized, Rosewood chairs like these too often. Each chair has a bronze plaque in the back splat, one of a male figure and the other of a female. There is ample ormolu throughout the chair and if I were the current owner, I would try to examine the back of the lion for a possible “P.S.” stamp (Pottier & Stymus) as is true of my Egyptian Revival set.
They are most likely of New York origin and the seller’s attribution to either Pottier & Stymus or Herter Brothers isn’t a stretch due to the fine quality. The seller is asking $5,000 for the pair with free shipping provided. I feel that they will go unsold due to the current state of the market – Victorian and Wall Street, both. More photos at the listing.