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Settee

1991.448 (RS20898)

Description

A double chair back with gently arched crest rails, that have spirally carved ears over pierced and carved splat patterns, with intertwined elements, scrolls and quatrefoil devices. The serpentine shaped arms have carved, scrolling hand holds that are raised on an arched arm support. The beaded edge seat rail is raised on six legs, with the front legs straight and square, and the back legs square and slightly arched - all formed by rectangular stretchers. The slip seat is upholstered in a yellow, green and red sprig patterned modern fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1790
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
chairs (furniture forms)
Chippendale
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
multiple-seating furniture
Settee
settees
Upholstered
upholstering
Dimensions
39 x 53.5 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.448
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2425

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