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Side Chair

1991.537.4 (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

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)
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 x 19 3/4 x 14 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.537.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8339

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