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Bannister-back Side Chair

1991.1337 (RS21593)

Description

Brown-painted maple and ash bannister-back side chair with double-arched crest rail above 4 baluster-shaped splats (flat in front, curved in back); shaped lower rail above woven splint seat, turned stiles with ball-shaped finials and boldly turned front stretcher with plain front legs and side stretchers; chair painted brown, seat is painted yellow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1700-1720
Inscriptions
There are two handwritten paper labels on the underside of seat: 1- ""Dean/H.A. Barstow"" 2- NFL ""Chair bought at /Harriet Barstow/Auction- Tauton/July 1950""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
splints (lighting devices)
turning (shaping process)
weaving
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
banister-back chairs
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
side chairs
Splint
splints (lighting devices)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
weaving
William and Mary
Woven
Dimensions
41.25 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1337
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2876

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