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Description

"Banister" back chair is possibly a ca. 1900 reproduction of 1710-30 form. Horn or dolphin tail crest between turned rear stiles having ball and knap finials. Five split vertical spindles form back. Flat sided vertically serpentined arms with scrolled hand holds modern rush seat. Weakly turned front stiles. All legs have later, pieced out, half-ball feet. Heavy ball and reel turned front stretcher. Paired dowel stretchers at sides, single at rear. Stripped finish.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1710-1730
possibly later reproduction of this period
Location of origin
northern New England
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
rush (material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
banister-back chairs
Chair
maple (wood)
Possibly birch (wood)
rush (material)
People and organizations
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
43 7/8 x 25 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.447
Credit Line
Estate of Guido Perera
GUSN
255035

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