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Side Chair

1991.537.2 (RS21396)

Description

Side chair. Maple, ash, rush seat. Grain-painted to imitate walnut. Curved crest rails with peaked ears and scooped center over vase-shaped splat. Molded lower rail. Rush seat with exposed corner seat rail. Block-and-baluster turned front legs joined by baluster- and ring-turned front stretcher. Double side and single back stretchers also turned. Rests on Spanish feet.

Details

Label
Displayed in the "Newbury Furniture" exhibit in the SPNEA One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 2, 2000 through October 6, 2000. See object file for complete exhibit label. In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005.
"Cherished Possessions": The Littles bought a number of pieces from George Adams of Byfield, Massachusetts, who was beginning to break up his family home. This chair is from a set of six made for an Adams relative in West Newbury, Massachusetts. The set of chairs became the Littles' dining chairs at Cogswell's Grant.
Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1780
Location of origin
Newbury, MA, Newbury, Mass. area
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
carving (processes)
graining
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
rush (material)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Newbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
Carved
carving (processes)
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Grained
graining
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Queen Anne
Rush
rush (material)
side chairs
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
39 3/8 x 19 3/4 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.537.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8337

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