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Fancy Chair

Description

Side chair with balloon back with volutes and a scrolled slat. Cane seat. Turned and splayed legs. Painted cream with gold striping and floral designs over a black base layer. Embroidered needlepoint seat cushion with floral designs.

Details

Maker
Lyman, Sally (Otis), 1825-1894 (Embroiderer)
Date
1845-1860
Inscriptions
"21" (stamped)
"This chair was worked by Aunt Sally Lyman (Mrs. George T. Lyman)" (handwritten)
" * " (A star shape)
Associated Building
Original To Lyman Estate (Waltham, Mass.).
Material
caning
needlepoint (needleworking)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Caned
caning
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
needlepoint (needleworking)
Needlework
Painted
painting (coating)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
31 5/8 x 16 1/4 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1978.12
Credit Line
Gift of the children of Arthur and Susan Cabot Lyman
GUSN
49551

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