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Open Arm Chair

Description

Carved crest rail with grape and leaf cluster, curving back. Molded stiles curving into back legs. Molded and curving arm rails and front legs. Curved and molded front apron. Curved, flat side aprons. Incised leaf pattern on sides of chair where arm rails, aprons and front feet are joined. Green figured silk upholstery on chair back and seat, padded. Spring seat. Wrought iron and brass casters.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1834-1899
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
foliation (pattern)
incising
iron (metal)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
molding (forming)
silk (textile)
upholstering
wood (plant material)
wrought
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
Carved
carving (processes)
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
foliation (pattern)
Incised
incising
Iron
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Molded
molding (forming)
Possibly brass (alloy)
Possibly iron (metal)
Silk
silk (textile)
Upholstered
upholstering
Victorian
wood (plant material)
wrought
Wrought
Dimensions
39.5 x 21.25 x 27 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1713
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12582

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