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Arm Chair

Description

Armchair with shield back enclosing five tapered and curved bars radiating from a fan of inlaid satinwood and mahogany. Stringing of ebony and satinwood in a rope pattern. The stiles are slightly shaped with a small ear between them and the shield. Seat is upholstered over frame, serpentine in front and swag-tacked. Tapered front legs with satinwood inlay having bellflower drop at top. Rectangular H-stretchers and stretcher between rear legs. Shaped armrests. Original under upholstery including strip of linen with Russian characters. Center bar on splat is molded, being different than the others in the set.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Inscriptions
Pencilled ""7"" inside back seat rail.
Material
mahogany (wood)
satinwood (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
armchairs
Chair
mahogany (wood)
satinwood (wood)
side chairs
Dimensions
38 x 21 1/4 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.845
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Martha W. Atkinson
GUSN
17274
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