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Side Chair

1966.294F (RS85307)

Description

Side chair. Mahogany with birch seat rails and white pine corner blocks. Serpentine crest rail with arched center and pierced central circle. Carved molded ears. Swag and tassel at top of vase shaped pierced splat. Center of splat has figure 8 with looped diamond overlay. Splat seated behind plain shoe with quarter round molded collar. Stiles rounded on back, crest rail has flat back face.Upholstered over seat in gold wool (c. 1976) tacks placed in original tacking pattern.Cabriole front legs with sharp foliate carved knees have punch work stars in the center cusp and around perimeter of carving. Simple knee brackets provide continuation of inside serpentine leg. Ball and claw feet with partially raked talon, no webbing. Rear legs, square beber? Rail has slight flare on side at bottom. Lightly chamfered on inside fore edge. Brackets with serpentine profile for side of rear legs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1755-1775
Location of origin
MA, Boston - Salem area; Boston, MA; Salem, MA
Associated Building
Original To Governor John Langdon House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
birch (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
Chair
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
side chairs
People and organizations
Storer, Clement, 1760-1830
Dimensions
37 1/8 x 23 5/16 x 16 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.294F
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. Woodbury Langdon
GUSN
273503

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