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Side chair

1966.287 (RS240466)

Description

Side chair, William and Mary style, with caned back enclosed by elaborately carved and turned stiles with reel and vasiform turnings surmounted by knopped urn-shaped stlylized scrolls centering a double-feather central carving. Conforming rail below caning, side rails enclose caned seat and front stretcher. Entire back canted backwards. Rear legs are block and plain turnings with square feet. Front legs are Flemish scrolls ending in bun feet. Stretchers front and back. Turned "H" front stretcher with blocks at joints.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Governor John Langdon House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
beech (wood)
caning
Object type
Furniture
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
New Hampshire (United States)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
beech (wood)
caning
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
William and Mary
Dimensions
51 x 18 1/2 x 15 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.287
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. Woodbury (Elizabeth Elwyn) Langdon
GUSN
245850

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