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Ladder-back Arm Chair

Description

Rectangular slightly bowed back with three graduated slats enclosed by knop-turned stiles with bulbous finial. Tapered curved arms terminate in carved handholds. Vasi-turned arm supports. Woven rush seat. Rear legs round. Front legs with knop turning with modified bun feet. Front two stretchers with four central knop turnings; with four side and single rear dowel stretchers. Painted brown.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1780
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
rush (material)
turning (shaping process)
weaving
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
armchairs
CHAIR, ARM
chairs (furniture forms)
Painted
painting (coating)
Rush
rush (material)
slat-back chairs
Turned
turning (shaping process)
weaving
wood (plant material)
Woven
Dimensions
44.75 x 23.25 x 15.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.207
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
4273

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