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Mahogany side chair with bow-shaped crest rail and two slats all featuring pierced and carved leafage decoration, square seat with serpentine shaped front seat rail covered in a light yellow leather fastened with brass studs, square reed front legs, reed center and side stretchers, and plain splayed back legs.
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"This chair belonged to / William Scollay b.1756 (son of John Scollay / b.1712), married Catharine Whitwell 1780. / Their daughter Mary Scollay, born 1793, / died 1882, married Dr. Jacob Bigelow 1817. / Their daughter Catharine Scollay Bigelow / married Francis Parkman 1851. Their / daughter Catharine Scollay Parkman married / John Templeman Coolidge 3d, Sept.16, 1879. / Their daughter Elizabeth Coolidge married / Alexander Slidell Neilson on July 22, 1918." (Paper label)
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37 1/2 in x 21 1/2 in x Seat: 17 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)