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Side Chair

1980.74.1 (RS175953)

Description

Side chair. Mahogany with birch rear seat raill maple front and side seat rails; yellow pine (probably pitch pine) corner blocks. Serpentine crest rail with central flat shell carving and carved molded ears. Pierced splat with owl's eye central design. Leather-upholstered seat lined with single row of brass nails. Ogee brackets glued and nailed to upper front corners of front legs. Marlborough legs with beaded edges. Raked back legs. H-shaped stretchers with beaded edges.

Details

Maker
Bright, George, 1726-1805
Date
1770
Location of origin
Boston, MA
Associated Building
Original To Bowman-Carney House (Dresden, Me.).
Material
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
yellow pine (wood, general)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
Chair
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
side chairs
yellow pine (wood, general)
Dimensions
37 3/8 x 21 3/8 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.74.1
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Florence L. Bixby
GUSN
273040

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