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Shield back chair

Description

Shield back chair with original webbing and horsehair upholstery. Arched brass nail pattern along seat edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Inscriptions
"Hepplewaite shield back chair:/Cole appraisal, spring 1989: $650/Made in Hartford, perhaps by Nneilan & Adamas (Rising monied went to Hartford to buy)./ Nice clean chair./Richard Nylander, S.P.N.E.A. (expertise in wallpaper), Nov. 16, 1989:/ 1790-1800. In original state: horsehair cloth upholstery, webbing underneath, "brass nails."/ Impressed, he, not J.B.D. pointed chair out, took picture for S.P.N.E.A./ Helen Amanda Shove Boyd, ca 1940 From Bull family" (Typed provenance label affixed to inner chair rail beneath seat.)
Location of origin
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
Material
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Object type
Furniture
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Woodbury (Litchfield county, Connecticut)
Descriptive terms
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
Hepplewhite
Probably mahogany (wood)
upholstering
People and organizations
Drury, William, Mr.
Dimensions
38 1/2 x 21 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2009.13.2
Credit Line
Gift of William Drury
GUSN
174444

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