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Fancy Armchair

1949.898.3 (RS120008)

Description

Sheraton style armchair, painted green. Curved round stiles with domed finial. Three pierced ribbon-back slats. Cane seat has outward curving sides; front has pronounced serpentine curve. Front legs are round with double ring turning at top. Double side and rear stretchers are round while front stretcher is vase and ring turned. Thin outward curving round arms; two ring and base turned arm supports with round frontal support with bulbous turning at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1805-1830
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
cane (plant material)
painting (coating)
piercing
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Cane
cane (plant material)
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Painted
painting (coating)
Pierced
piercing
Serpent
serpents (suborder)
Sheraton
Turned
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
33.5 x 20.125 x 17.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.898.3
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7615

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