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Side Chair

1955.406.2 (RS81009)

Description

Side chair with solid vase shaped splat, carved shell crest rail, round stiles, and balloon seat. Wide (3/4") chamfered rear legs, above side stretchers, turned stretchers, cabriole legs with pad feet. Chair has its original black leather upholstery. One of a set of four.

Details

Label
Elegant Embellishments: This chair, which retains its original black leather upholstery and marsh grass stuffing, closely resembles a set of chairs made in 1763 by John Goddard, of Newport, for Moses Brown, of Providence, Rhode Island. This example descended in the Barrett family of Concord, Massachusetts and New Ipswich, New Hampshire.
Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1765
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
maple (wood)
turning (shaping process)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
Maple
maple (wood)
Queen Anne
side chairs
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
40 7/8 x 21 3/4 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.406.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62497

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