Arm Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1710-1730

GUSN

GUSN-255035

Description

"Banister" back chair is possibly a ca. 1900 reproduction of 1710-30 form. Horn or dolphin tail crest between turned rear stiles having ball and knap finials. Five split vertical spindles form back. Flat sided vertically serpentined arms with scrolled hand holds modern rush seat. Weakly turned front stiles. All legs have later, pieced out, half-ball feet. Heavy ball and reel turned front stretcher. Paired dowel stretchers at sides, single at rear. Stripped finish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

banister-back chairs
maple (wood)
birch (wood)
rush (material)
Chair

Associated Person

Thacher, Mary

Associated Building

Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1999.447

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

northern New England

Dimensions

43 7/8 x 25 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Guido Perera

Accession Number

1999.447

Date

1710-1730 (possibly later reproduction of this period)