Easy Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1775

GUSN

GUSN-49333

Description

Easy chair frame. Mahogany front legs and side and medial stretchers; hard maple rear legs and rear stretcher; ash arms; white pine cone-shaped arm supports; soft maple and other secondary wood. Straight crest. Stiles and rear legs of one piece. scrolled arms, block-and-vase-turned side stretchers. Swelled front and back stretchers. Front cabriole legs with shell and drop carved knees terminate in ball and claw feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

easy chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
mahogany (wood)
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
silver maple (wood)
Chippendale
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Mahogany
Ash
Maple
Pine
Chippendale
CHAIR, EASY

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, MA; Newport, RI

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

46 1/2 x 34 x 26 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Guido Perera

Accession Number

1976.129

Reference Notes

Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Probably