Open Arm Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1834-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12582

Description

Carved crest rail with grape and leaf cluster, curving back. Molded stiles curving into back legs. Molded and curving arm rails and front legs. Curved and molded front apron. Curved, flat side aprons. Incised leaf pattern on sides of chair where arm rails, aprons and front feet are joined. Green figured silk upholstery on chair back and seat, padded. Spring seat. Wrought iron and brass casters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
incising
iron (metal)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
molding (forming)
silk (textile)
upholstering
wood (plant material)
wrought
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Victorian
Silk
Iron
Brass
Wrought
Carved
Molded
Incised
Upholstered
Victorian
Leaf
CHAIR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

39.5 x 21.25 x 27 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1713