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Easy Chair

1986.743 (RS24739)

Description

It has an upholstered and tufted low arched back that continues to rolled out arms; and a puffy, untufted seat with a molded serpentine front seat rail and straight molded side rails. It has corner front blocks over incised vase form legs with beaded brass rings. It has squared, angled back legs that are all raised on wood and metal castors. It is upholstered in gold brocade fabric with raised frond pattern. It has a dark finish (made to look like mahogany or walnut), though it is not ebonized.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1875
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
cherry (wood)
cloth
cotton (textile)
metal
silk (textile)
upholstering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
CHAIR, EASY
chairs (furniture forms)
Cherry
cherry (wood)
cloth
Cotton
cotton (textile)
easy chairs
metal
Silk
silk (textile)
Synthetic Fabric
Unidentified Metal
Upholstered
upholstering
Dimensions
29 x 30.5 x 30 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.743
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
11656

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