Side chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

GUSN

GUSN-245850

Description

Side chair, William and Mary style, with caned back enclosed by elaborately carved and turned stiles with reel and vasiform turnings surmounted by knopped urn-shaped stlylized scrolls centering a double-feather central carving. Conforming rail below caning, side rails enclose caned seat and front stretcher. Entire back canted backwards. Rear legs are block and plain turnings with square feet. Front legs are Flemish scrolls ending in bun feet. Stretchers front and back. Turned "H" front stretcher with blocks at joints.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
beech (wood)
caning
William and Mary
Chair

Associated Building

Governor John Langdon House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

51 x 18 1/2 x 15 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Woodbury (Elizabeth Elwyn) Langdon

Accession Number

1966.287

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
New Hampshire (United States)
England (United Kingdom) [country]