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Side chair

Description

Cathedral back chair. One of a pair. Mahogany, satinwood inlay, chestnut vails, maple coner braces. Black tacks along seat rail. Rectangular splat composed of front-reeded slats, each corner terminating in an inlaid square. Curved crest rail with rectangular inlay. Bottom of splat comprised of three front-reeded slats rising toward crest. Each slat divides in two and bends to form two full and two partial Gothic arches. Rests on front reeded and tapered legs and back curving legs; "H" and rear stretchers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1805
Inscriptions
A circular label on the bottom of the seat of .126B says: ""FJC/ great great grandmother Stetson chairs. She married in 1793.""
Material
inlay (process)
leather
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Inlaid
inlay (process)
leather
Leather
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
side chairs
Dimensions
37 x 20 1/2 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1957.126A
Credit Line
In memory of Mrs. Charles E. Cotting ( the donor's mother) and Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis Colby (the donor's aunt).
GUSN
17336

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