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Chair

Description

Side chair. Poplar posts and bannisters; arch seat rails, splat rail, and stretchers; maple crest and splat rail. Arched, molded crest. Vasiform splat. Splat rail protrudes downward. Grooves outline crest and splat rail. Rushed seat rerushed in late twentieth century. Block-and-baluster-turned legs surmounted by turned conical points and ring turnings at upper extremities beneath seat. Seven turned stretchers. Spanish feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1715-1740
Location of origin
MA, Boston-Salem area; Boston, MA; Salem, MA
Material
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
poplar (wood)
rush (material)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
maple (wood)
poplar (wood)
rush (material)
William and Mary
Dimensions
48 1/4 x 19 7/8 x 14 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1976.236
Credit Line
Estate of Florence Evans Bushee
GUSN
49363
Reference Notes
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

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