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Open Arm Chair

1970.425 (RS80998)

Description

Gothic Revival style with point arch crest with tracery design of modified rosette with tripartite globular points flanked by abstract foliate trefoil surmounted by point arch and double acanthus blossom. Rectangular stiles with flattened acanthus capitals terminate in stacked pointed finials with secondary acanthus buds. Upholstered back and lower rail recessed lozenge and quatrefoil block design. Upholstered arms terminate in carved foliate hand rest. Carved arm support continues foliate design to chain side. Recessed carved lozenge and quatrefoil blocks on seat rail echoes lower rain. Columnar front feet with reeded decoration end in casters as do flared rear legs.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850
Associated Building
Used At Bowen Family House (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
walnut (wood)
wool (textile)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Places
Probably New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
Gothic Revival
Quatrefoil
quatrefoils
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
58 3/4 x 24 1/2 x 26 0/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.425
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64530
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