Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1770

GUSN

GUSN-273040

Description

Side chair. Mahogany with birch rear seat raill maple front and side seat rails; yellow pine (probably pitch pine) corner blocks. Serpentine crest rail with central flat shell carving and carved molded ears. Pierced splat with owl's eye central design. Leather-upholstered seat lined with single row of brass nails. Ogee brackets glued and nailed to upper front corners of front legs. Marlborough legs with beaded edges. Raked back legs. H-shaped stretchers with beaded edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
mahogany (wood)
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
yellow pine (wood, general)
Chair

Associated Building

Original To Bowman-Carney House (Dresden, Me.),

Maker

Bright, George, 1726-1805

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Dimensions

37 3/8 x 21 3/8 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Florence L. Bixby

Accession Number

1980.74.1