Arm chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-17275

Description

Armchair with shield back enclosing five tapered and curved bars radiating from a fan of inlaid satinwood and mahogany. Stringing of ebony and satinwood in a rope pattern. The stiles are slightly shaped with a small ear between them and the shield. Seat is upholstered over frame, serpentine in front and swag-tacked. Tapered front legs with satinwood inlay having bellflower drop at top. Rectangular H-stretchers and stretcher between rear legs. Shaped armrests. Original under upholstery including strip of linen with Russian characters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
armchairs
mahogany (wood)
satinwood (wood)
Chair

Inscription

Pencilled ""7"" inside back seat rail.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

38 x 21 1/4 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Martha W. Atkinson

Accession Number

1940.846

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