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Side chair

Description

Side chair with pierced splat, serpentine head rail with rounded shoulders ornamented with volute and acanthus leaf. Stiles, splat and crest rail with beaded edge. Splat with acanthus leaf at center top and base. Front seat rail molded with carved shell. Front cabriole legs with acanthus on knee, claw and ball feet. Needlepoint seat with repeated lozenge pattern in pink and brown.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1775
Location of origin
United States, New England
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
crewel wool
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Chair
crewel wool
side chairs
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
41 x 19 1/2 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.233
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
289679

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