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Lolling Chair

1971.448 (RS85702)

Description

Lolling Chair. Mahogany primary wood, maple secondary wood. Curved and slightly scooped arms; upholstered seat and back; serpentine crest rail with prominent ears, bowed front apron; receding concave arm supports with light wood stringing rounded at the top and hollowed at the bottom (repeating the rounded inlay at the top of the legs). Rests on square tapered front legs with light wood stringing; square canted rear legs; no stretchers; brass castors.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Hepplewhite
Inlaid
inlay (process)
lolling chairs
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Dimensions
42 3/16 x 25 1/3 x 20 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.448
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5036

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