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Fancy Armchair

1971.477G (RS80668)

Description

Turned front legs, square front stretcher with centered diamond, five turned stretcher, serpentine front seat rail, original rush seat in all but one chair, square canted rear legs from back stiles; crest rail has shaped center table with painted trophy, centered vertical splat features cutout quiver, bow and two arrows tied by bow-knot, flanked by two turned splats, on arm chairs turned stumps project above front legs to support curved arms; all chairs were originally painted red; presently four side chairs and two arm chairs are painted white, and three side chairs are painted red, all with gilt decoration; music themes painted on crest rail. The side chairs vary slightly in the height and angle of the backs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1807
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Arrow
arrows
Bow
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
music
Painted
painting (coating)
Sheet Music
Trophy
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
34.25 x 18.5 x 15.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.477G
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5066

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