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Corner Chair

1977.264 (RS116499)

Description

Corner or Roundabout chair. Black walnut with white pine and soft maple frame. Molded crest rail with Two solid vasiform back splats. Vase-and-ring turned stiles. Rounded front seat with plain skirt. Carved central knee block terminates in a cabriole leg with pad foot. Swelled stretchers with block and ball central lap joints round-tenoned into legs. Carved corner brackets surmount turned rear legs that terminate in pad feet. Originally contained a chamber pot.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1765
Location of origin
Boston, MA
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
black walnut (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Birch
black walnut (wood)
CHAIR, CORNER
chairs (furniture forms)
eastern white pine (wood)
Mahogany
maple (wood)
Queen Anne
Dimensions
30 3/4 x 26 5/8 x 23 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.264
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3922

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