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Side Chair

1971.721E (RS33264)

Description

Square back with squared top and lower rails enclosing four bamboo turned columnar spindles set into plinths under the gilt and copper painted rectangular crest that breaks top rail; crest with painted design of arrow, bow and sheath; round stiles with blocks at top corners with button knops; shaped raked back squared legs with painted line border; caned square seat with slightly bowed front rail; tapered front legs with cup and ring turnings at top, set under square blocks; painted to look like reeding; sides with two dowel stretchers, one at back; front bar-type stretcher with painted leafy motif.

Details

Maker
Folsom, Josiah, Mr. (Maker)
Date
1806
Location of origin
Portsmouth, NH, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
painting (coating)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Arrow
arrows
Birch
birch (wood)
Bow
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Fancy
Federal
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
side chairs
Dimensions
34.625 x 18 x 16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.721E
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5374

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