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Chair

1948.16 (RS33439)

Description

Side chair. Mahogany with birch front and side seat rails. Yoke crest with central carved shell and carved molded ears. Pierced splat with central owl-eye design. Over-the-rail upholstered seat outlined with a single row of brass nails. Swell turned front and rear stretchers, joined by turned blocks to side stretchers and legs. Rests on creased cabriole front legs with acanthus leaf-carved knees that terminate claw and ball feet and chamfered, raked back legs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1755-1785
Location of origin
Boston, MA; Salem, MA
Material
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
Chippendale
mahogany (wood)
Upholstered
Dimensions
38 1/16 x 24 x 17 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.16
GUSN
55693

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