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Side chair

1998.5698.2 (RS23317)

Description

Thumb-back windsor chair, painted brown w/ green and black grapevine motif painted on crest rail. Stiles curve backward and flatten into thumbs at back. Slightly arched crest rail above 5 spindles, tapered at top and w/ small ring turnings 3/4 from bottom. Solid plank seat w/ incised line as border. Bamboo turned legs that flare outward. Bamboo turned stretchers at each side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1860
Inscriptions
Printed on bottom: ""RHT/ my best wishes for a/ happy life/ the bell was rang by me/ be not afraid tis 2""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
CHAIR, SIDE
chairs (furniture forms)
Painted
painting (coating)
side chairs
Windsor
Windsor chairs
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
33.875 x 16.75 x 16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5698.2
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
23790

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