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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.

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
1940.846
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Martha W. Atkinson
GUSN
17275
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