Easy Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

c. 1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-222348

Description

Boston Chippendale mahogany easy chair with reproduction red wool damask upholstery; serpentine crest with shaped wings over outscrolled arms; carved cabriole front legs with claw and ball feet, joined by block and turned stretchers to maple chamfered raking rear legs. Reupholstered by SNPEA in 1993-1994 based on red wool damask fabric found under original rosehead nails.

Details

Descriptive Terms

easy chairs
carving (processes)
turning (shaping process)
joining
upholstering
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
wool (textile)
Chippendale
Chair, Easy

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

46 x 32 1/2 x 27 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2004.18

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)