Bannister-back Side Chair

Date

1700-1720

GUSN

GUSN-2876

Description

Brown-painted maple and ash bannister-back side chair with double-arched crest rail above 4 baluster-shaped splats (flat in front, curved in back); shaped lower rail above woven splint seat, turned stiles with ball-shaped finials and boldly turned front stretcher with plain front legs and side stretchers; chair painted brown, seat is painted yellow.

Details

Descriptive Terms

banister-back chairs
side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
splints (lighting devices)
turning (shaping process)
weaving
maple (wood)
William and Mary
Maple
Ash
Turned
Painted
Woven
Splint
William and Mary
CHAIR

Inscription

There are two handwritten paper labels on the underside of seat: 1- ""Dean/H.A. Barstow"" 2- NFL ""Chair bought at /Harriet Barstow/Auction- Tauton/July 1950""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

41.25 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1337