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Empire Side Chair

1971.1706 (RS118373)

Description

Empire period Klismos chair with simple curvilinear legs and stiles. Stiles enclose a single bowed back rung surmounted by bowed rectangular crest with "S" scrolled sides. Seat upholstered with floral figured silk in gold, tan and pink tones.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
CHAIR, SIDE
chairs (furniture forms)
Empire
Empire (style)
Floral
floral patterns
klismoi
Klismos
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
side chairs
Upholstered
upholstering
Dimensions
32.75 x 17.5 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1706
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12571

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