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Side chair. One of a pair. Mahogany, satinwood, chestnut, maple. Pattern of splat taken from Hepplewhite's 1788 "Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide", pl. 26. Shield back with molded edges. Five bars radiate from a fan of inlaid satinwood at base of shield. Molded and slightly shaped stiles with small ear between shield and stiles. Seat upholstered over frame and swag tacked; serpentine in front. Rests on tapered molded front legs, back legs are square and project slightly. Rectangular H-stretchers and a stretcher between back legs. Crest rail has carved basket and trailing foliage. Bars have carved foliate "cuffs" at tops. Middle bar has carved bell-flower drop. Back legs chamfered on inside.
chairs (furniture forms)
Attributed to Fiske, William, 1770-1844 (Furniture worker)
Boston or Salem, MA, USA
37 1/3 x 21 1/2 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)
Massachusetts (United States)