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Easy Chair

1976.129 (RS80659)

Description

Easy chair frame. Mahogany front legs and side and medial stretchers; hard maple rear legs and rear stretcher; ash arms; white pine cone-shaped arm supports; soft maple and other secondary wood. Straight crest. Stiles and rear legs of one piece. scrolled arms, block-and-vase-turned side stretchers. Swelled front and back stretchers. Front cabriole legs with shell and drop carved knees terminate in ball and claw feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1775
Location of origin
Boston, MA; Newport, RI
Material
ash (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
silver maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
CHAIR, EASY
chairs (furniture forms)
Chippendale
easy chairs
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
silver maple (wood)
Dimensions
46 1/2 x 34 x 26 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1976.129
Credit Line
Gift of Guido Perera
GUSN
49333
Reference Notes
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

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