Ladder-back Arm Chair

Date

ca. 1780

GUSN

GUSN-4273

Description

Rectangular slightly bowed back with three graduated slats enclosed by knop-turned stiles with bulbous finial. Tapered curved arms terminate in carved handholds. Vasi-turned arm supports. Woven rush seat. Rear legs round. Front legs with knop turning with modified bun feet. Front two stretchers with four central knop turnings; with four side and single rear dowel stretchers. Painted brown.

Details

Descriptive Terms

armchairs
slat-back chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
painting (coating)
rush (material)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
weaving
rush (material)
Rush
Painted
Turned
Woven
CHAIR, ARM

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

44.75 x 23.25 x 15.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.207