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Side chair

Description

Side chair. One of a pair. Mahogany, satinwood, chestnut, maple. Pattern of splat taken from Hepplewhite's 1788 "Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide", pl. 26. Shield back with molded edges. Five bars radiate from a fan of inlaid satinwood at base of shield. Molded and slightly shaped stiles with small ear between shield and stiles. Seat upholstered over frame and swag tacked; serpentine in front. Rests on tapered molded front legs, back legs are square and project slightly. Rectangular H-stretchers and a stretcher between back legs. Crest rail has carved basket and trailing foliage. Bars have carved foliate "cuffs" at tops. Middle bar has carved bell-flower drop. Back legs chamfered on inside.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Fiske, William, 1770-1844 (Furniture worker)
Date
1788-1793
Location of origin
Boston or Salem, MA, USA
Material
chestnut (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
satinwood (wood)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
chestnut (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
satinwood (wood)
side chairs
Dimensions
37 1/3 x 21 1/2 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.58
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
17348

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