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Bench

Description

The bench has a broad crest rail with a shaped top raised on ring rod turned stiles and central support over a second rectangular rail raised on turned spindles. It has a wide plank seat with a rounded front "swooping" arm rest on rod and ring turned support and two splindles. Eight thick rod and ring turned legs with box and stretchers. All painted green, the crest rail decorated a polychrome fruit motif and gilt across at the edges.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1845
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bench
benches (furniture)
Empire
Empire (style)
Fancy
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
35 1/2 x 72 x 22 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1681
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11332

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