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Side Chair

1970.436.2 (RS80995)

Description

One of three Gothic Revival side chairs with tracery and arch backs composed of center quatrefoil surmounted crocket of blossoming acanthus leaf. Back flanked by two rectangular stiles with recessed lozenge motifs, acorn finials and quatrefoil corner blocks which are repeated on front chair rail corners. Two turned and octagonal shaped front feet terminate in ring and ball turnings; slightly flared rear legs; all four with casters. Red wool upholstery over front rail with matching gimp. \n

Details

Maker
Probably Brooks, Thomas, 1811-1887 (Maker)
Date
1847-1848
Location of origin
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
carving (processes)
walnut (wood)
wool (textile)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Acorn
acorn
Carved
carving (processes)
Chair
Chair, Side
chairs (furniture forms)
Gothic Revival
Quatrefoil
quatrefoils
side chairs
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
40 3/4 x 17 1/4 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.436.2
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64481

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