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Chair

Description

Armchair. Poplar posts; birch rockers; all other work ash. Ball-turned topmost back rail. Attenuated spindles at back and baluster-turned stiles. Tops of finials and ball-turned handholds above front posts missing. Two rows of stretchers at front and sides; one stretcher at back. Shaped planked arms. Rush seat and rockers not original.

Details

Label
Loaned to Fitchburg Art Museum, Sept 2003- Feb 2004 for exhibition "Picturing Our Past: Frontier Challenges 1600-1720."
Maker
unknown
Date
1670-1690
Location of origin
Coastal MA or NH; MA; NH
Material
ash (wood)
birch (wood)
poplar (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
Birch
birch (wood)
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
poplar (wood)
Seventeenth Century
Tulip Poplar
People and organizations
Weeks, Daniel
Weeks, Leonard
Dimensions
38 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 14 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1961.104
GUSN
66869

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