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Side Chair

1948.167.1 (RS81008)

Description

Painted maple and white pine fancy chair. Splat rail with four turned spindles beneath rail, shaped plank seat with rolled front edge, four turned legs and box stretchers. Chair retains some of original yellow painted basecoat. Splat has a pillow center on which brown and grey (originally purple) grape and leaf are stencilled. Seat has reddish-brown sponge painting in imitation of birds-eye maple. Chalk inscription on bottom of seat reads "Hun."

Details

Maker
Possibly Hun (Maker)
Date
1820-1830
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
sponging
stenciling
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Fancy
Grape
Maple
maple (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
side chairs
Sponged
sponging
Stenciled
stenciling
vine scrolls
Dimensions
34 x 16 1/8 x 15 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.167.1
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
63350

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