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Side chair

Description

Federal style inlaid shield-backed side chair. The lower point of the shield has six shapes painted on it that looks like ship sails. The splat is three bars, ending in a vase form. The stiles are short and molded and the seat is a slip seat. The front legs are molded, there are three stretchers, and the back legs have an inward curve toward the bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1790
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
inlay (process)
metal
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Chair
cotton (textile)
Federal
inlay (process)
metal
paint (coating)
side chairs
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
37 6/16 x 21 5/16 x 18 10/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2594.1
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222149
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