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Side Chair with Quilted Seat

1975.179 (RS261610)

Description

Painted black (new) banister-back side chair. Arched scroll surmounts four turned and split baluster shaped banisters which fit into molded lower rail. Stiles turned to match balusters and topped with vase-and-ball finials. Rectangular seat, reupholstered with Victorian pieced quilt pattern ("Baby's Blocks") in silk, velvet and brocade. Front legs turned in vase-and-block forms; rear legs plain and square. Front stretcher has baluster-and-ring turning; sides have two simpler turned stretchers; rear has plain stretcher. Legs below stretchers are missing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1700-1720
Material
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Chair
Chair, Side
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
side chairs
Dimensions
41 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 14 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1975.179
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
24751

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