Side chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-17336

Description

Cathedral back chair. One of a pair. Mahogany, satinwood inlay, chestnut vails, maple coner braces. Black tacks along seat rail. Rectangular splat composed of front-reeded slats, each corner terminating in an inlaid square. Curved crest rail with rectangular inlay. Bottom of splat comprised of three front-reeded slats rising toward crest. Each slat divides in two and bends to form two full and two partial Gothic arches. Rests on front reeded and tapered legs and back curving legs; "H" and rear stretchers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
inlay (process)
leather
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany
Leather
Inlaid
CHAIR

Inscription

A circular label on the bottom of the seat of .126B says: ""FJC/ great great grandmother Stetson chairs. She married in 1793.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

37 x 20 1/2 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Mrs. Charles E. Cotting ( the donor's mother) and Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis Colby (the donor's aunt).

Accession Number

1957.126A

Places

Massachusetts (United States)