Set of eight (8) East Tennessee cherry Empire side chairs attributed to the cabinet maker Jacob Fisher (working 1837 – 1843) or his son Richard Fisher (working 1837 – 1850) who lived and worked in McMinn County. Illustrated in the book Art & Furniture of East Tennessee, Fig. 36, page 22. Consisting of shaped crestrails and splats with concave stretchers, all with caned seats. 31-3/4" H x 17" W x 15-3/4" D. Provenance – Estate of Bill Selden, Athens, TN. Condition: Older refinish. Minor chips and repairs including a few patched. One chair with clean repaired break to front leg. Caned seats are not the originals.
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