Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-2990

Description

Side chair. Ladderback form. Maple. American Shaker. Round side posts with high acorn finials are continuous to rear legs; three arched back splats on round, front legs with tapered feet; double stretchers on three sides; one rear stretcher; rear feet fitted with tilting sockets; wood painted with blotchy graining in red paint (mostly worn); has new woven-tape seat in black and tan.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
maple (wood)
mortise-and-tenon joints
joining
turning (shaping process)
weaving
maple (wood)
Shaker (Christian sect)
Maple
Turned
Woven
Mortise & Tenon
Shaker
CHAIR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Brown, James S. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Lee, MA, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

38 x 18 1/2 x 14 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1470

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
New York state (United States)