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1949.191G (RS80986)

Description

Side chair. Mahogany with white pine corner blocks. Serpentine crest rail with central shell carving and carved molded ears. Stiles have rounded backs. Pierced splat with owl-eye central design. Original loose seat with small brackets nailed at rear corners of seat rails. Rests on creased cabriole legs terminate in ball and claw feet with raked claws and rear club feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1755-1785
Location of origin
MA, Boston-Salem area; Boston, MA; Salem, MA
Associated Building
Original to Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Ball-and-Claw
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Chippendale
claw-and-ball feet
eastern white pine (wood)
eyes (motifs)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Maple
maple (wood)
owl (bird)
Owl-eyed
Pine
Shell
shell (animal material)
Unidentified Textile
Upholstered
Dimensions
38 3/8 x 23 7/16 x 17 1/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.191G
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Thacher
GUSN
55007
Reference Notes
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.
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