Shield back chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-174444

Description

Shield back chair with original webbing and horsehair upholstery. Arched brass nail pattern along seat edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Hepplewhite
Chair

Inscription

"Hepplewaite shield back chair:/Cole appraisal, spring 1989: $650/Made in Hartford, perhaps by Nneilan & Adamas (Rising monied went to Hartford to buy)./ Nice clean chair./Richard Nylander, S.P.N.E.A. (expertise in wallpaper), Nov. 16, 1989:/ 1790-1800. In original state: horsehair cloth upholstery, webbing underneath, "brass nails."/ Impressed, he, not J.B.D. pointed chair out, took picture for S.P.N.E.A./ Helen Amanda Shove Boyd, ca 1940 From Bull family" (Typed provenance label affixed to inner chair rail beneath seat.)

Additional Identification Number

25.2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

38 1/2 x 21 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Drury

Accession Number

2009.13.2

Places

Woodbury (Litchfield county, Connecticut)
Connecticut (United States)
Connecticut (United States)