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Fancy Side Chair

1949.436.1 (RS119554)

Description

Gold painted chair decorated with black gilt, and green painting. Frontal turned legs slightly raked below foot rest or frontal stretcher composed of two thin splats enclosing three decorative round balls. Two turned side stretchers on each side and one back flanked by simple turned legs. Saddle shaped caned seat with decorated seat rail with black oval enclosing a gilt oval. Raked stiles have similar decoration with a stylized leaf at the ears. Enclosed are a flat, thin lower slat, a middle splat of three thin pieces joined by round balls, and a wide crest rail decorated with a lyre, violin, and music book motif.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
cane (plant material)
hardwood
painting (coating)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Cane
cane (plant material)
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
hardwood
Hardwood
Lyre
lyres
music
Music Book
Painted
painting (coating)
Sheet Music
side chairs
songbooks
Violin
violins
Dimensions
35 x 18.375 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.436.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7503

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