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Armchair

1991.1327 (RS21588)

Description

Armchair. Turned oak and ash. Slat back form. Upright back with pear-shaped finials; three-slatback (top one has split and lost its top curve). Each slat pierced with small decorative holes. Top and lower slat have circular holes; central slat has two circular holes flanking a central diamond-shaped hole. Plain rounded arms; old, painted rush seat; turned front posts; legs connected by two sausage-turned stretchers; straight feet slightly truncated and fitted with holes for casters (no longer present), natural finish with traces of old brownish-red stain toward bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1680-1720
Location of origin
Hingham, MA, USA; New England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
joining
mortise-and-tenon joints
oak (wood)
piercing
reed (grass, material)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
ARMCHAIR
armchairs
Ash
ash (wood)
joining
Mortise & Tenon
mortise-and-tenon joints
Oak
oak (wood)
Pierced
piercing
Reed
reed (grass, material)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
48 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1327
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2866

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