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Easy Chair

1977.253 (RS176461)

Description

Easy chair. Black walnut with maple and white pine secondary wood. Swelled medial and rear stretchers with central turned contour. Two front cabriole legs with cyma-curved moldings on knee blocks terminatie in pad feet. Rectangular raked back legs terminate in block turnings.

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Highlights of the furniture collection: This is the only known documented Boston-made cabriole-leg easy chair. Upholsterer Samuel Grant completed the chair in August, 1759. His account books from that period document that he purchased his chair frames from Clement Vincent and George Bright. Jonathan Sayward purchased the chair for his home in York, Maine, where it remains today.
Maker
Grant, Samuel (Upholsterer)
Possibly Vincent, Clement (Furniture maker)
Possibly Bright, George, 1726-1805 (Furniture maker)
Date
1759
Location of origin
Massachusetts, USA
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
black walnut (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
maple (wood)
upholstering
Object type
Furniture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
black walnut (wood)
Chair, Easy
chairs (furniture forms)
Chippendale
eastern white pine (wood)
easy chairs
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
Upholstered
upholstering
Walnut
Dimensions
47 x 33 x 24 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.253
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49473
Reference Notes
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.
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