Side chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1750-1775

GUSN

GUSN-289679

Description

Side chair with pierced splat, serpentine head rail with rounded shoulders ornamented with volute and acanthus leaf. Stiles, splat and crest rail with beaded edge. Splat with acanthus leaf at center top and base. Front seat rail molded with carved shell. Front cabriole legs with acanthus on knee, claw and ball feet. Needlepoint seat with repeated lozenge pattern in pink and brown.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
wood (plant material)
crewel wool
Chair

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States, New England

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

41 x 19 1/2 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.233

Places

Possibly