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Chippendale Side Chair

1990.189 (RS85668)

Description

One of a pair of Chippendale side chairs; serpentine crest with rounded shoulders and spurs along the lower edge; pierced splat with a pair of openwork scrolls above an inverted heart; over-the-rail upholstery; straight molded front legs; straight H-stretchers and rear stretcher with rounded top edge; a scratch bead outlines the stiles and crest.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1785
Material
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
Chair
Chippendale
mahogany (wood)
Possibly maple (wood)
side chairs
Dimensions
37 3/4 x 22 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.189
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
246148
Reference Notes
Pictured in auction advertisement of Gustave J. W. White, Newport, RI, March 9, 1990

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