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1972.53C (RS207901)

Description

Klismos chair in grained hardwood. Curved rectangular top rail with brass knob at one end. Inlaid brass beading ending in flowered scroll. Lower back rail tapers inward with brass leaf and arrow motifs. Scrolls border central circle with brass floral motif. Stiles curve in near seat and flare out to straight feet. Slightly raised curved side rails ending in curved front legs. Seat caned in wicker with brass inlaid rectangular beading on front rail.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1805
Associated Building
Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
hardwood
inlay (process)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
hardwood
inlay (process)
Dimensions
32 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 16 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1972.53C
Credit Line
Gift of Edmund Quincy
GUSN
55789
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