Armchair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1680-1720

GUSN

GUSN-2866

Description

Armchair. Turned oak and ash. Slat back form. Upright back with pear-shaped finials; three-slatback (top one has split and lost its top curve). Each slat pierced with small decorative holes. Top and lower slat have circular holes; central slat has two circular holes flanking a central diamond-shaped hole. Plain rounded arms; old, painted rush seat; turned front posts; legs connected by two sausage-turned stretchers; straight feet slightly truncated and fitted with holes for casters (no longer present), natural finish with traces of old brownish-red stain toward bottom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

armchairs
ash (wood)
mortise-and-tenon joints
joining
oak (wood)
piercing
reed (grass, material)
turning (shaping process)
reed (grass, material)
Oak
Ash
Reed
Turned
Pierced
Mortise & Tenon
ARMCHAIR

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Hingham, MA, USA; New England

Dimensions

48 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1327

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly
Possibly