Corner Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1740-1765

GUSN

GUSN-3922

Description

Corner or Roundabout chair. Black walnut with white pine and soft maple frame. Molded crest rail with Two solid vasiform back splats. Vase-and-ring turned stiles. Rounded front seat with plain skirt. Carved central knee block terminates in a cabriole leg with pad foot. Swelled stretchers with block and ball central lap joints round-tenoned into legs. Carved corner brackets surmount turned rear legs that terminate in pad feet. Originally contained a chamber pot.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
black walnut (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
maple (wood)
Queen Anne
Mahogany
Birch
Queen Anne
CHAIR, CORNER

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Dimensions

30 3/4 x 26 5/8 x 23 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.264