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Banister-back Side Chair

1971.444 (RS116253)

Description

Black painted frontal turned legs with bulbed feet and bobbin turnings enclose two turned foot rests; plain turned rear legs enclose one simple thin stretcher; two thin stretchers on the sides; bobbin turned stiles terminating in ball finials enclose a flat, scalloped edge crest rail; three split balusters follow design of stiles--the flat side facing forward, enclosed by a simple rung on the bottom; seat upholstered with linen crewel embroidery in browns and gold.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1735-1760
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
crewelwork (technique)
embroidering
hardwood
linen (material)
wool (textile)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
banister-back chairs
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Crewelwork
crewelwork (technique)
Embroidered
embroidering
hardwood
Linen
linen (material)
side chairs
Unidentified Hardwood
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
43.5 x 19.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.444
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5022

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