Empire Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-12571

Description

Empire period Klismos chair with simple curvilinear legs and stiles. Stiles enclose a single bowed back rung surmounted by bowed rectangular crest with "S" scrolled sides. Seat upholstered with floral figured silk in gold, tan and pink tones.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Empire (style)
floral patterns
klismoi
Mahogany
Upholstered
Floral
Empire
Klismos
CHAIR, SIDE

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

32.75 x 17.5 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1706